33rd Annual Historic Homes Tour

Sep. 16, 2017, 10am-4pm

About the tour

Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s annual Historic Homes Tour is on Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This late-summer event opens six private residences and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. This year’s tour showcases Old Town Fort Collins historic homes built between 1879 and 1920, and one home built in 2008 with the spirit of old town in mind. Many styles are represented: Victorian, Craftsman, Cottage, and National. Each private house has been maintained by their owners to match the era and architecture of the home.  The city-owned 1879 Avery House and 1883 Water Works are also part of the tour. The Avery House and 3 of the private tour homes are accessible from the Mountain Avenue trolley. The tour also features a unique farm property on Overland Trail which will be accessed via shuttle. Guests visit the homes and travel between tour properties at their own pace. Knowledgeable docents guide the tour at each location.


tickets

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on tour day, with tickets available for purchase at each stop on tour day. Advance tickets are available online and will be available at the following local outlets beginning August 16:

  • Clay’s Ace Hardware, 1001 E. Harmony Rd.
  • Downtown Ace Hardware, 215 S. College Ave.
  • Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St.
  • Josephs’ Hardware & Home Center, 2160 W. Drake Rd.
  • Perennial Gardener/Sense of Place, 154 N. College Ave.
 

Transportation & Architectural Panel

Trolley

Tour attendees may ride the Municipal Railway Trolley (fortcollinstrolley.org) free on the day of the tour.    

A pre-tour Historic Homes Tour Architectural Panel Discussion is separately ticketed and occurs three days before the tour on September 13, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at The Coloradoan Community Meeting Room, 1300 Riverside Avenue in Fort Collins. Speakers include local historians Barbara Fleming and Robin Stitzel, and several PLF board members. Tickets are $10 and available for purchase online at poudrelandmarks.org or at the door.

Proceeds from the events support the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area. For more information, email poudrelandmarks@gmail.com, call (970) 221-0533, or visit poudrelandmarks.org.


Photos & Details from the 2016 Historic Homes Tour

Here are details and photos from the 2016 tour: 

The 2016 tour gave visitors a look inside six historic Old Town Fort Collins homes, the 1879 Avery House, and the 1883 Water Works. The Historic Homes Tour is self-guided, and at each location, there are knowledgeable docents who guide you through the home or building at your own pace. You can tour the locations in any order.

In 2016, we had a food truck selling refreshments at the Avery House during the tour. The Trattoria Oreganata food truck was a tasty hit among tour goers, and the truck sold out of all its food!

Tickets for the 2017 tour will be available online and at several local outlets approximately one month before the tour. Here are the local outlets that have sold tickets in the past and will likely sell them again in 2017:

  • Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, 1001 E. Harmony Rd.
  • The Cupboard, 152 S. College Ave.
  • Downtown Ace Hardware, 215 S. College Ave.
  • Fort Collins Nursery, 2121 E. Mulberry St.
  • Josephs’ Hardware & Home Center, 2160 W. Drake Rd.
  • Perennial Gardener/Sense of Place, 154 N. College Ave.
  • Avery House (open 1-4 p.m., Sat. and Sun.), 328 W. Mountain Ave.

Tour attendees ride the Municipal Railway Trolley free on the day of the tour. PLF extends our thanks to the Fort Collins Municipal Railway Society for this courtesy.

Proceeds from the Historic Homes Tour go toward the nonprofit Poudre Landmarks Foundation's mission to preserve, restore, protect, and interpret the architectural and cultural heritage of the Fort Collins area.


Poudre Landmarks Foundation thanks the generous sponsors whose support helps make the Historic Homes Tour possible. Please give your support to these sponsors' businesses, which contribute so much to Fort Collins' uniqueness.

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