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Miramont Castle Museum

9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
+1 719-685-1011
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Very interesting and unusual museum.

The building is gorgeous and the displays are well designed. The firefighter exhibit is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Mexico
via mobile
Interesting Castle

Happened upon the Miramont Castle Museum - it has a great background story & is a self guided tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Renee J
Lascassas, Tennessee
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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9 Capitol Hill Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829-1618
+1 719-685-1011
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building is gorgeous and the displays are well designed. The firefighter exhibit is particularly interesting. We enjoyed our 2 hour walk through the museum and capped it off with a relaxing lunch at the Tearoom.

Thank HappyCoupleNM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened upon the Miramont Castle Museum - it has a great background story & is a self guided tour with an explanation sheet to guide you through. Very enjoyable.

Thank Renee J
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

When you find yourself in Manitou Springs you should visit the Miramont Castle. All the Staff was knowledgeable and very accommodating. As an admirer of structural designs, I find this Castle to be a beautiful structure. I highly recommend anyone to visit this intriguing Castle.

Thank BossGuss
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We enjoyed this castle and was quite impressed with the museum/tribute to local firefighters and all firefighters.

Thank Lucie P
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Planned on touring the castle then having a light Victorian tea with my 11 year old daughter. We made our reservation for 11am and got there about 10:30 giving us a little time to tour the castle (mansion with castle like attributes) before our tea....More

Thank 70s-child
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Having been used near original restorations in other places, I was disappointed with this one. The restoration work is done in pretty disappointing quality, workmanship or using material available from local hardware stores or furniture stores. I can understand that this building had been doomed...More

Thank jhorne8512
Jennifer W, Guest Relations Manager at Miramont Castle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We were very disappointed to hear you did not enjoy your visit. When the Manitou Springs Historical Society bought Miramont we did not have the funds to restore it properly. There was enough work done that we could open it as a museum and start...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

The weather was rainy and foggy during our trip. We found the Miramont Castle in the hotel card rack. We had a great time wondering around in this facility. We did not have time to stop by the Tea Room but heard it was excellent....More

2  Thank BeachyGrandma
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

1  Thank DisneyCandy
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 26 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

Thank Wondermom42
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Melissa S
24 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.
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.
Susan A
24 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