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Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
Phone Number: +(1)719-685-1011
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Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for...

Construction of Miramont Castle began in 1895 as a private residence for Fr. Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. Miramont has four floors,The Castle has 30 rooms to view covering 14,000 sq. feet. The building features 9 styles of architecture. Enjoy an elegant High Tea in the Queen's Parlour Tea Room.

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Mansion was a perfect rainy day activity. Interesting and informative about many parts of the area. Firefighters memorial was one of the best features and worth the entire tour!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Manhattan, Illinois
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Manhattan, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Mansion was a perfect rainy day activity. Interesting and informative about many parts of the area. Firefighters memorial was one of the best features and worth the entire tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must see Castle / Mansion. First of all make reservations for Victorian Tea in the beautiful Victorian Room. Well worth the money. The pots of tea were delicious and so was the food. The tables were laid pretty and you get to choose if you would like to wear a hat. They had a wonderful assortment of hats. The... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was fascinating visiting the 14,000sf Miramont Castle Museum, built in 1895 by a French Catholic priest for himself and his mother. Enjoyed the history of hands it passed through before being restored in the Victorian manner and also detailing the history of the Manitou Springs area. There is a charming tea room where one can have high tea or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some friends and I went to this as a fun local activity that I'd heard hyped for years. While it was an interesting old house, it wasn't as cool as I'd been led to believe. The admission price was a tad high, and they didn't give us a group rate (despite having 20 people). I probably would skip it the... More 

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting - MASSIVE house from 1895. There were many rooms with different exhibits, but I did not feel that there was enough background information offered.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there were so many things to look at. the tribute to firemen was excellent. Made it seems like an elitist club who blackballs. the furniture was exotic and the history of the owner as trial attorney at Nuremberg was extremely interesting.

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Ellsworth AFB, SD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recommend the tea and tour if you are heading to Colorado Springs. Miramont Castle is a beautiful building in Manitou Springs. They have an authentic tea in the afternoon, but I recommend reservations. They also have a great gift shop.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful castle in downtown Manitou. It was very interesting, easy to go thur the self guided tour and gift store.

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Rimrock, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was way more museum than castle. There were some interesting exhibits - tribute to firemen, WWII memorabilia and the rooms were well decorated with period items. There was not the grandeur that I would have expected to apply the description "castle".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are so pleased we found this beautiful museum. We called ahead for lunch at there tearoom. Our server Daniel was wonderful. He was helpful and friendly. We chose to do the light Victorian tea three-course meal. We had the biggest, butter-iest scone I have ever had. Then we were offered four finger sandwiches each, they blueberry one was the... More 

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