56. Tour the Historic Avery House

Historic Avery House Fort Collins

If you’re a history buff, love museums, or are looking for something to do next time your parents come to town, check out the Historic Avery House located on the corner of Mountain Ave. and Meldrum. The home is made of sandstone mined from local quarries and was originally purchased for $3,000 in 1879 by Franklin and Sara Avery. Mr. Avery surveyed Fort Collins in 1873 and is responsible for the extra wide streets we currently enjoy. He also founded the First National Bank and developed water projects to help establish Fort Collins.

Visitors will learn all kinds of unique things about the history of Fort Collins and the way of life over one hundred years ago.  Littered throughout the home are all kinds of antiques, and restored items and artifacts from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Avery House in Fort Collins

The Home is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays between 1-4pm.  It is owned by the City of Fort Collins, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and managed by the Poudre Landmarks Foundation, Inc.

You may also notice weddings being held outside the home in the Avery House gardens and Carriage House which are available for special occasions.

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