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Miramont Castle Museum, Manitou Springs

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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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  • If you like history, make a stop here!! The tour is reasonably priced. AND if you follow the tour with High Tea it is such a great experience. The house was built in 1895 and the museum has a... 
    If you like history, make a stop here!! The tour is reasonably priced. AND if you follow the tour with High Tea it is such a great experience. The house was built in 1895 and the museum has a...  more »
  • Historic Old Mansion built by some outlyers; a French Fr. and his wealthy mother. It turned out to be a fire museum included and the great hall part of the upper level was under renovation. Again... 
    Historic Old Mansion built by some outlyers; a French Fr. and his wealthy mother. It turned out to be a fire museum included and the great hall part of the upper level was under renovation. Again...  more »
  • It was a fun experience, lots of history to read about. Margaret at the front check in desk was super helpful and answered all our questions before and after the tour. There is construction going on.....  more
    It was a fun experience, lots of history to read about. Margaret at the front check in desk was super helpful and answered all our questions before and after the tour. There is construction going on.....  more »
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  • A fascinating experience. The lady at the front desk was welcoming and witty when it came to giving details about the castle upon our arrival. It is a self guided tour with ample materials to read about the history of what went on in the castle. I am glad the building still stands and remains to this day a piece of history as well as a joy for both locals and tourists to enjoy. I find the infrastructure to be the most phenomenal part of the castle but I was happy to learn many of the peculiar stories and fun facts. An excellent location to bring all ages for a brief history.
  • This is a very interesting place to visit. It looks more like an old mansion than it does a castle though. There is more history presented about the area and different eras. The castle went through different ownerships and different phases. If you are a history buff it is worth the tour.
  • Came here for Mother's Day high tea. Service was good. Decoration was great. Felt like I was in England again. Chinaware was very nice. $50 / person was a bit pricey for cold sweet desserts and food that wasn't prepared hot except for the scones. Even the sandwiches were a bit too tiny. The fruit cup had like 7 different types of food including mango slice, which was great, but looked like they were cut up 2 days ago and put in the fridge. Didn't give us stomach upset though. The last course dessert pieces could have been easily pulled out from a grocery's bag of candies and bit too sweet for our taste. Overall everything was tiny and cute, which fit more for "kids" than "adults". Love the napkin folding art even with a clip. They had a variety of teas to choose from which was great. We like the coconut banana over the other fruity ones as they were a bit sour which is slightly strange combination in a tea. Didn't have sugar cubes as I usually found in England during any meal. Atmosphere was great for sure. We were not big eater so it filled us up just fine. But if you're big eater, might want to have plan B after this.
  • My partner and I visited from Texas and this was at the top of my list of things to do! We got the high tea and toured the museum. The entire time, I felt like a princess; plus the food was divine. There was a minor mistake in my food and they generously fixed the error. The waiters here really take care of you and there’s nothing like this experience. I hope to go again soon!
  • This place is a hidden treasure. It’s very clean and the staff is very nice. There’s also a very sweet dog on the third floor. This place may be a small museum, but the exhibits are very interesting and it is definitely worth it.

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