Miramont Castle Museum, Manitou Springs

3.8
#4 of 16 in Museums in El Paso County
Initially built in 1895 as a residence for Father Jean Baptist Francolon, Miramont Castle Museum represents an architectural delight with styles ranging from Byzantine to Tudor. Today, tour the museum's 42 rooms decorated in Victorian-era fashion as well as lush, manicured gardens. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for ghosts--many claim the attraction is haunted by apparitions. Just ask the staff about some of the house's unexplained incidents! Plan to visit Miramont Castle Museum during your Manitou Springs vacation using our convenient Manitou Springs trip planner .
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  • The place feels heavy I think related to it's long association with the deaths of TB patients it once housed. All the stuff on display isn't true to the building and looks like a little cheap museum w...  more »
  • If you like old Victorian homes and décor, you will love touring this place! It is a self guided tour and does not take very long to go through the house. We went through all of it in about an hour. T...  more »
  • Wonderful architecture and castle has museum with historical items Built in 1895 as a private home. The castle is on the National Registry of Historic places. They serve Christmas dinner for the needy...  more »
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  • A great place to visit. Very interesting history. Fascinating rooms. Plan to sound a lot of time to take everything in.
  • Miramont castle is a very interesting place to visit while in manitou, with a rich history and knoledgable staff. In addition to this it has a nice (If not slightly small) gift shop with a wide variety of memorabilia, candy as well as so me toys for kids. Very worth taking the time to explore.
  • Lovely place for a tea! Great staff, environment, tea, and food! One of the best "teas" offered in the Pikes Peak area in my opinion.
  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit, with a very well trained staff. If you really want a treat, I recommend walking up the exterior stairs to the tea room, it is gorgeous inside and out.
  • Very beautiful, pretty clean, lots to see. Very expensive for a non-guided tour. Gift shop way over priced. Take your own pictures.

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