29. The Heritage Courtyard

The Heritage Courtyard is a great place to go for a quick local history fix. It’s part of the Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center right next to the downtown Poudre River Public Library.  You’ve seen it if you’ve ever noticed the white tepee out of the corner of your eye on Mathews St. Entrance is free.

In addition to the tepee, there are 4 historic structures that have been moved from different areas around Fort Collins. Each structure is unique and provides a quick lesson about life not so long ago. Inside you’ll find artifacts from the time period and information about the history of each structure.

You can tour:

  • A 1882 farming homestead
  • A single building that was the town’s first hotel, school, and even dance hall
  • The first permanent structure built in Larimer County
  • A 1905 school house

Hours are:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Closed Mondays and holidays

One Comment to “29. The Heritage Courtyard”

  1. Terry Burton 3 May 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    Thanks for mentioning us — can you make a small correction? Since June of 2009, we are the Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center. The two institutions merged last year and we’re one museum now. If you enjoy the Heritage Courtyard, come inside and have fun with the rest of our experience — hands on science and history under one roof.


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