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Barney Ford Victorian House

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The house and its history is really interesting and lets us all know that we are capable of... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Golden, Colorado
Nice Surprise

My wife and I spent some time in Breckenridge while our van was being worked on. In addition to... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Cool to see the history but should have more focus on his life and highlight all that happened because of his efforts. The suggested $5 donation was fine but could be a little more updated in the tour for that.

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Reviewed 6 September 2018

The house and its history is really interesting and lets us all know that we are capable of accomplishing great things even if we started with little.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

My wife and I spent some time in Breckenridge while our van was being worked on. In addition to the free public transportation in the county, we were pleased to find this very nice house that had been turned into a museum. It is free,...More

Thank bryanedwards15
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is an interesting piece of our history, preserved for those of us who have never heard of Barney Ford. We had a great guide and the house is small so the tour goes quickly.

Thank ctbraun
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Prior to visiting the area, we knew nothing of Mr. Ford's fascinating life! His contribution to Colorado's history and his community were substantial. The museum is delightful and well maintained with period pieces and Colorado history! It's also free, a donation jar was available but...More

Thank Soulpants
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The museum is free. It is well laid out. A video gives good background, as did our hostess. Barney Ford was a very influential person in Colorado history.

Thank myturn2017
Reviewed 5 July 2018

We would have given this a 5-star rating, but the docent added nothing to our self-guided tour. Since everything was well-labeled we were able to learn about the escaped slave who became a self-made success. This was his home when he setted in Breckenridge. Take...More

Thank w00dc0ckl
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This was the home of Barney Ford, the "Black Baron of Breckenridge", quite an amazing individual. He was an escaped slave who made his fortune in Colorado in the middle part of the 19th century and became one of the richest people in the state....More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

As Texans, we are very proud of our own history. It was so wonderful stepping into this historical house and learning about its owner Mr. Ford and to see a similar pride for Colorado’s history. His life story is fascinating and inspiring, and the docent’s...More

Thank Voyage784266
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We've been coming to Breckenridge for several years, but never went to this museum until this trip. The Barney Ford story is quite incredible, and this little home is beautiful and informative. Be sure to ask the tour guide questions! Ours gave us lots of...More

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