The 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour

802 Peterson St.

     Join us for the 34th Annual  Historic  Homes  Tour  Saturday,  September  15,  10  a.m.  to 4  p.m. This  late-summer  event  opens  six  private  residences  and  two  historic  city-owned  properties  to  tour  guests.  Each  private  house  has  been  exquisitely  maintained  by  their  owners  to  match  the  era  and  architecture  of  the  home,  with  upgrades  to  match  today’s  lifestyle.  

This  year’s  tour  showcases  Old  Town  Fort  Collins  historic  homes  built  between  1879  and  1960.  Many  styles  are  represented:  Victorian,  Craftsman,  Cottage,  National,  and  Mid-Century  Modern.  The  city-owned  1879  Avery  House  and  1883  Water  Works  are  also  part  of  the  tour.  The  Avery  House  and  2  of  the  private  tour  homes  are  accessible  from  the  Mountain  Avenue  trolley. Ticket holders ride the trolley for free from 12pm-5pm on the day. 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. 

Artists Paint 'En Plein Air' on the tour

This year we are pleased to include the Northern Colorado Plein Air Painters in the tour! For the first time, area artists will be painting "En Plein Air" at each historic home.  See the artists at work on the tour, and then take home your own piece of Fort Collins History at the art sale. Original works and Plein Air paintings from the event will be available for purchase. 

Pre-Show Panel Discussion

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 Manor, 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. Tickets are $10 and available separately for purchase below or at the door.


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Join us for a tour of the Avery House

The 1879 Avery House is open for tours Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4 pm. Tours are about an hour and are offered by friendly, knowledgeable docents. Visit this charming home and spend a afternoon learning local history in cozy Victorian surroundings.