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Historic Homes Tour 2019

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Downtown Fort Collins

Downtown Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, CO 80521

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Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s annual Historic Homes Tour is on Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This late-summer event opens six private residences, an historic Inn, and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. This year’s tour showcases many styles of Old Town Fort Collins historic homes built between 1879 and 1961: Victorian, Italianate, Cottage, American Foursquare, Masonry Ranch, and Minimal Traditional. The Edwards House Inn and the city-owned 1879 Avery House and 1883 Water Works are also part of the tour. The Avery House, Edwards House, and 2 of the private tour homes are accessible from the Mountain Avenue trolley. Guests visit the homes and travel between tour properties at their own pace and in any order. Knowledgeable docents guide attendees through each location, pointing out architectural features, historical highlights, and details about how each home has been preserved and upgraded over the years

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Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on tour day, with tickets available for purchase at several tour locations on the day. Advance tickets are available online now at poudrelandmarks.org and will be available at the following local outlets beginning August 14:

  • Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, 1001 E. Harmony Rd.
  • Downtown Ace Hardware, 215 S. College Ave.
  • Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St.
  • Josephs' Hardware and Home Center, 2160 W. Drake Rd. A-5
  • Perennial Gardener/Sense of Place, 154 N. College Ave.

Present your receipt for your online ticket at the Avery House the day of the event to receive your Historic Homes Tour Ticket Booklet and entry to the tour sites.

Pre-Tour Architecture Panel

A pre-tour Historic Homes Tour Architectural Panel Discussion is separately ticketed and will be held before the tour on September 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Edwards House Montezuma Room, 107 N. Meldrum St. in Fort Collins. Speakers include local historians Barbara Fleming, Robin Stitzel, and others. Each home on the tour will be discussed, as well as a discussion of Fort Collins history, and general architectural styles & terms.

All ticket sales final, no refunds.

Tour Logistics



Once you have your Tour Ticket Booklet in hand,you may begin the Tour at any one of the 6 private homes on the Tour, the 1879 Avery House, or the 1883 Water Works. The Tour Ticket Booklet contains a tour map of all sites on the Tour.

If you purchased an online ticket, you will need to pick up your Tour Ticket Booklet on event day prior to beginning the tour. Tour Ticket Booklets are available for online purchasers at 2 locations:

  • The 1879 Avery House, 328 W. Mountain Ave.
  • The Littler Home, 729 Peterson St.

The Historic Homes Tour is a self-guided tour. Trained docents at each private home will welcome you to the home and point out the home's architectural details, historical data, information on the original and early owners of the property, as well as how the home has been updated to meet the demands of modern living.

Be sure to visit the 1879 Avery House on Tour day to see the current exhibit VICTORIAN INVENTION & INNOVATION: Prosperity, & the Flowering of the Middle Class which also incorporates items from our world-class vintage clothing collection.

The Water Works will be open Tour day as well, showing off the newly upgraded exhibits and artifacts. This site is an historical gem that has never looked better and you won't want to miss.

Have a Bike-Friendly Tour!

Our sincere thanks to the City of Fort Collins, “FC Moves” and PACE for making this the most bike-friendly tour ever! FC Moves created the bike route and loaned us the bike racks for tour day. They also donated prizes: 3 commuting kits that include a helmet, set of bike lights, bike bell and leg strap. Just fill out the Evaluation form and indicate that you rode your bike. Prizes will be awarded through the drawing from qualifying forms. PACE has generously offered us up to 50 discounted bike rides on tour day. Just download the PACE app, set up a rider profile, plug in the promo code 'HOMESTOUR19' and enjoy the tour!

About Poudre Landmarks Foundation

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Proceeds from the events support the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. For more information, email info@poudrelandmarks.org, call (970) 221-0533, or visit poudrelandmarks.org.

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