McAllister House Museum Downtown Colorado Springs
FREE FIRST FRIDAY
The McAllister House Museum in Downtown Colorado Springs is the oldest house in the City. Built by Major Henry McAllister in 1873, it is now owned and operated by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America of Colorado (NSCDAofCO).
Celebrating their 50th year as curators for this charming home, the NSCDAofCO are offering FREE First Fridays through the month of December to celebrate this Golden Anniversary. On the first Friday of each month, the Dames are offering these FREE First Fridays as their way of giving back to the community that has supported them for half a century, and as their way of saying “Thank You” for your continued support.
This Friday, September 2, there will be free tours of the McAllister House Museum on the hour at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00. They can only take ten people per tour, so it is suggested that you make reservations in advance by calling (719) 635-7925. If you do not have reservations, you may visit on a first come, first served basis.
If you are a walk-in (without reservations), there will be someone in The Carriage House behind the main home from whom to secure your tickets. The tour takes approximately forty-five minutes, and you will learn historic information about the McAllisters, the times in which they lived, and how they lived in the home.
The McAllister House Museum is also open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm weekly. You may get additional details by calling (719) 635-7925. I hope you will take advantage of this historic opportunity to experience a piece of Downtown Colorado Springs’ history.