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Address: 9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
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+1 719-685-1011
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
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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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Enjoyed this Castle very different built by a Priest for his mother

This is not a fancy castle I have toured many in different states and I would not consider this a grand affair. Although it had its charm and a very interesting past as well as... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2016
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Anacortes, Washington
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Anacortes, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is not a fancy castle I have toured many in different states and I would not consider this a grand affair. Although it had its charm and a very interesting past as well as why it was built. The tour was self guided and u could read clearly the facts of each room printed . We ended up at... More 

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Bradenton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I love old historic mansions. This one is very massive looking on the outside. It has some lovely details. We didn't understand why the fireman's exhibit was there, but walked through it. I wish I had known they had a Victorian Tea Room, but we arrived too late to partake. I was glad that you were allowed to walk around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Really enjoyed this return to yesteryear. The museum and grounds the various dioramas of times past were very interesting. We really enjoyed the tour.

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Manhattan, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 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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1 Thank Eileen R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

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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1 Thank Muguvian
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

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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