To the south of Colorado College on the wide, tree-shaded Cascade Avenue stands a small, English-style cottage built in 1873. This cottage was the home of the Henry McAllister family that was influential in the establishment of Colorado Springs. It was opened to the public as a museum in 1961 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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  • My third grader really enjoyed his tour today. He was excited to see the Civil War sword and the children's toys. Thanks for an informative and fun tour!
    Claire Davenport

     

    As a result of the City’s emergency declaration on Monday, March 16th, the McAllister House Museum will be closed starting Wednesday, March 18. We plan to open again on April 9th but will continually reassess the situation and do what is in the best interest of the community. Please be safe and feel free to contact the museum with any concerns. 

     

    Dear Friends of the Museum,

    The McAllister House Museum would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season!

    I hope you will consider this invitation to become a member and contribute to the continued success of the McAllister House Museum. We are grateful for your support, be it as a donor, a museum member, advocate, and/or a volunteer. However you may choose to support the Museum – we thank you!

    An additional gift of membership makes possible next year’s programs, tours, and special exhibits and helps fulfill the Museum’s mission:

    To preserve and share the stories of the historical structure, the McAllister Family, and the community in which they lived in order to foster meaningful connections between the past and the present.

    In 2019, hundreds of visitors received the immersive experience the Museum is known for:

    -Unique educational programming for students from public and private schools, home schoolers, and local colleges

    -Engaging tours of Colorado Springs’ oldest home

    -Public programs shedding light on the Heritage of the Pikes Peak Region

    Year end gifts will enable us to continue to meet expectations next year, the women’s vote Centennial, 1920—2020. On behalf of the Museum’s Trustees and staff, I thank you for your support and wish you all the best for the upcoming holidays and the New Year.

    To join click here

    Sincerely yours,

    Eric C. Metzger

    Executive Director

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
    The mission of the McAllister House Museum is to preserve and share the stories of the historical structure, the McAllister family, and the community in which they lived in order to foster meaningful connections between the past and the present.

     

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