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Miramont Castle Museum

9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
+1 719-685-1011
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Unique House with Interesting History

What a unique house - 4 stories high, connected to the mountain, and designed so that one can exit... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
DisneyCandy
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Houston
Nice tour - take the trolley

Interesting, eclectic house (not a castle) on a steep hill a little outside Manitou. We hiked up... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
den979
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Austin, Texas
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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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9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

What a unique house - 4 stories high, connected to the mountain, and designed so that one can exit the house on any floor and be at ground level. Amazing stone fireplace that weighs 400,000 pounds and is built into the mountain. We visited after...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Interesting, eclectic house (not a castle) on a steep hill a little outside Manitou. We hiked up the hill (limited parking) and discovered later that the free trolley stops nearby. Interesting house and exhibits.

Thank den979
Reviewed 27 August 2017

This is a large historic house built into the hillside overlooking Manitou Springs. The basement rooms contain a fire museum and a model of early Colorado Springs. Elsewhere was a fascinating collection about the Nuremburg Trials. It seems a mismatch, but local judge John C....More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting if you're interested in local history. It's not a replica of what the castle used to look like. They had an exhibit on firefighters, for example. Nice staff and cool artifacts.

Thank Tavia W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Good choice for a rainy day. Large house with four levels, period furnishings, art exhibit and fire fighter display. There was a gift shop on the top level and gardens outside.

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Spent the night in Manitou Springs mainly to visit Garden of The Gods. We accidently drove by the Miramont and it does have a WOW factor from the exterior. So we walked back from our hotel (Cliff House) which is great. Parking is limited at...More

Thank Ray D
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The castle is a huge old house built on the side of a hill. The museum has some beautiful old pieces, including a firefighters museum. The sun room is now a small tea room. If you want the high tea you should make reservations. Otherwise,...More

1  Thank cedar4604
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We found the Miramont Castle to be an excellent choice to visit. The rooms have so much history, and they are nicely decorated. This castle is hard to decribe as it was a hidden jewel to discover. We enjoyed each room and found the structure...More

Thank goldentraveler2015
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed touring this historical, 1895 castle/mansion. Thanks to the Manitou Springs Historical Society for their restoration furnishings and upkeep. We liked the self tour--you can spend as much time as you want enjoying the furnishings, and views out the window.--Miramont means "look at...More

Thank Teri B
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Ecletic mix of archives, love the old building, the people of Manitou Springs have worked hard to restore this lovely building. Lovely lady in the the gift shop happy to share her ghost stories when asked. Perfect break from the the crazy busy town!

Thank l00ps72
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Melissa S
25 September 2017|
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Response from goldentraveler2015 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think it would allow pets unless they are therapy or for guide animals.
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ieatlas
11 June 2017|
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Response from Jennifer W | Property representative |
The average time to tour is 45 minutes to an hour. You may take longer if you wish. We hope to see you soon.
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Susan A
25 December 2016|
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Response from Jennifer W | Property representative |
Hello! The Castle is handicap accessible. We have a chair lift that we can take you from the 1stt floor to the 2nd. We have another chair lift from the 2nd floor to the 3rd floor, however, it does not hold a wheelchair or a... More
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