The 1879 Avery House, Fort Collins

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
This exquisite home at 328 W. Mountain Ave. in Fort Collins, Colorado, was built in 1879 and was the family home of Franklin and Sara Avery and their three children. The home was built of sandstone from local quarries and includes a carriage house, large yard, gazebo, and fountain. The Avery House serves as a museum honoring life at the turn of the 19th century. Open for free tours each Saturday & Sunday, 1–4 p.m.

The Avery House is managed by Poudre Landmarks Foundation.
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  • We are new residents to Fort Collins and are trying to see everything. Today we toured The Avery House. We enjoyed it so much! There were 6 of us and our tour guide was Marsha. She was awesome! She...  more »
  • This home in Old Town, ear the downtown area of Ft Collins is definitely worth a visit. It is only open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 for a donation. The guided tour tells the story of the Avery...  more »
  • From the greeting that we got, to the presentation of the room, and the bathroom, to the kitchen and how willing everyone was to make the experience. amazing as possible was astounding. The bed and the sheets were some of the most incredibly soft that I have felt in a long time coming from a bed-and-breakfast.
  • Lovely and very informative guides. Amazing house with an amazing history. :)

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