tour day guide

35th Annual Historic Homes Tour


Saturday, Sept. 14th   10 AM - 4 PM

Ticket Booklet & Tour Details

On tour day, please present your Eventbrite receipt at the Avery House (328 W. Mountain Ave.) to receive your ticket booklet, which has a tour map.

The tour is self-guided, and at each location, there are knowledgeable docents who will guide you through the home or building at your own pace. You can tour the locations in any order.

Additional tickets may be purchased on tour day for $30.

Parking & Transportation

• Parking is very limited, so we suggest you consider riding the trolley when traveling between the Avery House, The HC Howard House at 145 N. Loomis Ave., and the Kroutel Home at 612 Sycamore St.

• Properties may be visited in any order. Additional tickets may be purchased at any tour venue. A restroom accessible by persons with disabilities is available at the Avery Carriage House, 108 N. Meldrum St. Parking near Tour homes is very limited. Carpooling and bicycling is encouraged. The Mountain Avenue Trolley will be free to Tour ticket holders from 10am to 4pm on tour day. Please consider riding the Trolley when traveling between the Avery House, Tour Houses #3, and #8.

• Historic Homes Tour ticket holders may ride the Municipal Railway Trolley free on tour day, 10 am to 4 pm. The trolley runs up and down Mountain Ave. PLF extends our thanks to the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society for this courtesy.

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!


This year we are pleased to include the Northern Colorado Plein Air Painters in the tour. Once again, area artists will be painting "En Plein Air" at each historic home. Artist will render open-air original artwork of the tour, the homes, and the environment for the duration of the event. These original works and previously created studio and Plein Air paintings will be available for purchase at a special pop-up gallery at the Avery Carriage House, 108 N. Meldrum St., Fort Collins 80521. The gallery and sale will operate from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the day of the tour. Historic Homes Tour Guests are encouraged to attend, but the public and interested buyers and the press need not be ticket holders to do so.

Local artists featured in this collaborative event include Kevin Aldrich, Kay Borrett, Marilynn Brandenburger, Jenifer Cline, Andrea Gabel, Nelia Harper, Victoria Lisi, Tirsh Murtha, Scott Ruthven, Susan Taylor, and Sue Yuma.

Food & Restrooms

No restrooms are available at private tour home sites. A restroom accessible by persons with disabilities is available at the Avery Carriage House, 108 N. Meldrum Street. A port-a-potty is available at the 1883 Water Works.

Social Media

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Tour Stops

  • 1879 Avery House 328 W. Mountain Ave.

  • 1883 Fort Collins Water Works 2005 N. Overland Trail

  • 1888-95 The H.C. Howard House 145 N. Loomis Ave.

  • 1898 The Belian House 715 Smith St.

  • 1903-07 The Littler Home 729 Peterson St.

  • 1904 The Edwards House (12 to 2 only) 402 W. Mountain Ave.

  • 1908 The Sullivan House 210 East Elizabeth St.

  • 1952 The Kroutel Home 612 Sycamore St.

  • 1961 The Boyajian House 1300 Emigh St.