Tour the 1883 Water Works in the last Open House of the 2018 Season


The final Water Works Open house is this Saturday, October 13th from 10 am to 3 pm. Learn about the history of Fort Collins’ first public works project and Northern Colorado’s relationship with water. This property on the State Registry of Historic Properties is on the storied Overland Trail and boasts Victorian engineering, 23 acres of natural space, a vintage apple orchard and more. Knowledgeable docents from the Friends of the Water Works will be on hand to guide tours, answer questions, and discuss the history of the Water Works.

Thank you for Attending The 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour

802 Peterson St.

Thank you for joining us on the 34th Annual Historic Homes Tour! This year’s tour opened six private residences and two city-owned properties to the public, each exquisitely maintained to pay tribute to the era and architecture of the homes and properties. This year’s featured homes ranged in style from Victorian to Mid-Century Modern. Guests toured the homes while knowledgeable docents guided attendees while pointing out historical and architectural highlights. A new feature saw the Northern Colorado Plein Air Painters painting in open air at each property and hosting a pop-up gallery. For more information on this year’s tour, click below.

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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.