Enjoy a Taste of History with Tea on the Avery Lawn 2018 • June 2


Experience a traditional tea on the lush grounds of the historic Avery House in downtown Fort Collins. Sip tea and indulge in sweet and savory bites while enjoying a fashion show of Wedding Gowns Through the Decades, bid on tea-themed items in a silent auction, and tour the Avery House’s new exhibit Victorian Invention and Innovation.

Delicious tea is being provided by Happy Lucky’s Teahouse of Fort Collins. The food menu includes scones with cream, lemon curd, and strawberry preserves; several varieties of traditional tea sandwiches; and desserts.

Make a Big Summer Splash at the Waterworks • June 9


This free event is a Fort Collins favorite that offers fun for all ages. Take a journey into the past and discover how this facility began delivering our most precious resource to a thirsty town in 1883.

The Big Splash includes tours of the historic buildings; bucket brigade, fire engine, and history booth from Poudre Fire Authority; blacksmithing demonstration; water trivia and educational games and activities; live music and entertainment; food vendor.


Old Fashioned 4th of July at The Avery House


Bluegrass, old-fashioned games, historical characters, Victorian crafts, food trucks, and Old-Fashioned summer fun at the Old-Fashioned Fourth of July at the Avery House! Admission and activities are free. 

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Consider tying the knot in the heart of old town Fort Collins, with the historic 1879 Avery House as your backdrop. 

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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.