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The 35th Annual Historic Homes Tour
Saturday, September 14 | 10 am - 4 pm
About the Tour
Poudre Landmarks Foundation’s annual Historic Homes Tour is on Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This late-summer event opens six private residences, an historic Inn, and two historic city-owned properties to tour guests. This year’s tour showcases many styles of Old Town Fort Collins historic homes built between 1879 and 1961: Victorian, Italianate, Cottage, American Foursquare, Masonry Ranch, and Minimal Traditional. The Edwards House Inn and the city-owned 1879 Avery House and 1883 Water Works are also part of the tour. The Avery House, Edwards House, and 2 of the private tour homes are accessible from the Mountain Avenue trolley. Guests visit the homes and travel between tour properties at their own pace and in any order. Knowledgeable docents guide attendees through each location, pointing out architectural features, historical highlights, and details about how each home has been preserved and upgraded over the years.
This year we are pleased once again to include the Northern Colorado Plein Air Painters in the tour. Area artists will paint "En Plein Air" at each historic home, rendering 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 are available for purchase at a special pop-up gallery at the Avery Carriage House.
Before the Tour: Presentation & Discussion
Pre-Tour Panel:
Fort Collins Evolves

Monday, Sept. 10 | 7 - 8:30 PM
Edwards House Manor
107 N. Meldrum
Tickets: $10
A pre-tour Historic Homes Tour Architectural Panel Discussion is separately ticketed and will be held before the tour on September 10, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Edwards House Montezuma Room, 107 N. Meldrum St. in Fort Collins. Speakers include local historians Barbara Fleming, Robin Stitzel, and others. Each home on the tour will be discussed, as well as a discussion of Fort Collins history, and general architectural styles & terms .
970-221-0533 | 108 N. Meldrum Street Fort Collins, CO |
Board Members:
Thom Tisthammer, President | Kimberly Miller, Vice President | Tom Boardman, Treasurer
Sarah Tisdale, Secretary | Cheryl Donaldson | | Marlys Oetken| Pat Nelson
Bethany O'Brien | Jacques Rieux | Dick Spiess | Robin Stitzel 

Vicki Woods, Executive Director
Michael Shaffer, Communication Specialist
Jodie Chamberlain, Rental Events Coordinator