Holiday Events at the Avery HOuse

Holiday Craft Day for Kids
Make a Victorian-style ornament at the
Avery Carriage House

Sat Nov 19, Two sessions: 1 pm & 2 pm
Ages 6–-10. $5 per child.
Max. 8 kids per session
Call 221-0533 to reserve | Pay at door

Thanksgiving Weekend
Tour the decorated Avery House and
shop the Carriage House Holiday Boutique

Sat & Sun Nov 26 & 27 – 1 to 4 pm

Holiday Open House
See the Avery House embellished with vintage decorations, enjoy live music, and receive tours from costumed hosts. Shop the Avery Carriage House Holiday Boutique.
Sat & Sun Dec 3 & 4 – 11 am to 4 pm

Holiday Teas at the Avery House
Enjoy a Victorian tea complete with seasonal teas,
scones, tea sandwiches, and dessert.

Thu, Fri, Sat, Dec 8, 9, 10
Cost: $25
All three teas begin at 10 am
Max. 20 guests at each tea
Purchase tea tickets online:

Avery Carriage House Holiday Boutique
Shop for crafted items, gifts, candy, baked items,
books. Enjoy complimentary hot cider while shopping.

Sat & Sun Nov 26 & 27 – 1 to 4 pm
Sat & Sun Dec 3 & 4 – 11 am to 4 pm
Sat & Sun Dec 10 & 11 – 1 to 4 pm

Experience a relaxing, heartwarming tea served in the parlors of the Avery House! Join us for tea on December 8, 9, or 10 at 10 am. The house will be beautifully decorated in Victorian style for the holidays. Enjoy scones with traditional Devonshire cream and lemon curd, tea sandwiches, and dessert, along with plenty of warming, seasonally flavored teas—all served on gorgeous tableware at elegantly set tables.

Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. With a maximum of 20 guests per tea, we expect tickets to sell out quickly! Choose your date and get tickets before they're gone.

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Donations to Poudre Landmarks Foundation keep history alive in Fort Collins. Join us as we build a community that understands, appreciates, and values its past. Online donations to Poudre Landmarks Foundation are processed through year round. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The exquisite Avery House was built in 1879 and was the family home of Franklin and Sara Avery and their three children. The home was built of sandstone from local quarries and includes a carriage house, large yard, gazebo, and fountain. The Avery House is located at 328 W. Mountain Avenue in Old Town Fort Collins and serves as a museum honoring life at the turn of the 19th century. Open each Saturday & Sunday, 1–4 p.m. 

The Water Works facility at 2005 N. Overland Trail was constructed in 1882–83 to provide the growing town of Fort Collins with an adequate supply of water for fighting the building fires that plagued the early township. The facility is located at the western edge of Fort Collins on a 23-acre site that also features a portion of the Cherokee and Overland trails that led gold seekers, emigrants, and outlaws through the western frontier.

Poudre Landmarks Foundation's mission is to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. PLF accomplishes this mission through the care and management of Historic Landmark sites owned by the City of Fort Collins, and by providing educational programs and events focused on early life in Fort Collins.