Our mission is to preserve and restore the architectural integrity of Miramont Castle Museum and to provide educational experiences and resources on the history of Manitou Springs, its indigenous people and artifacts.
We invite you to join us and experience life as it would have been in Victorian times, from the Castle itself where you can view 30 rooms resplendent in authentic Victorian furnishings, to the Queen's Parlour Tea Room where you can feast on Victorian (and modern day) fare made fresh daily.
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The Manitou Springs Historical Society is a non-profit organization that works to involve the local community in preserving and enhancing exhibits to promote the excitement of our history. By becoming a member, you are supporting the Manitou Springs Historical Society and receive discounts and notifications about Miramont Castle Museum. Click Here to visit our membership page and download an applicatoin.
We have opened the last and final rooms in the Castle. They are now open to view. A forthcoming announcement will be posted on our Facebook page at a later date.
October Events & Announcements...
Emma Crawford's Wake
Friday October 24, 2014
As most of you, her dear friends, know, in 1889 Emma came to Manitou in search of her health. She was accompanied by her mother and her fiancé, Mr. William Hildebrand. It was the young couples greatest desire that Emma, who suffered from consumption, would benefit from Manitou's healing waters and crisp mountain air. She partook of them both abundantly and freely on her many walks in the area.
Emma rallied and was busily preparing for her wedding. Life was a blessing indeed. But fate held a different card and the Reaper was not to leave with empty hands. Emma succumbed.
Father Jean Baptist Francolon and his mother Marie have graciously offered to open their magnificent home, Miramont, for Emma´s wake. Many of her friends that she had met on her travels seeking better health are making plans to attend. Some of the more notable are Dr. and Mrs. William Bell, Dr. and Mrs. Isaac Davis, and, of course, Father Francolon and his mother, Madam Marie Francolon.
The cost of admission will grant you entrance into Miramont, viewing of Emma laid out in the parlour in pure Victorian splendor, and a Victorian Wake, resplendent with a generous Victorian buffet dinner and beverages in the Great Hall. Since this is sure to be one of the year's most talked about events, make your credit card reservations early. Space is limited.
Viewings every 20 minutes. The 1st Viewing is at 6pm and the last one 7:20pm.
Adults - $40.00
Children 12 and under - $30.00
Cards will be charged on Wednesday October 22nd. Cancellations must be made no later than Tuesday October 21st, 2014
Call 719-685-1011 to make your reservation!