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


    The McAllister House Museum is excited to open our doors to the community beginning on Thursday, January 7, 2021. We are following current state and local guidelines to protect visitors, volunteers and staff. Please review what visitors can expect during this time. 

    Museum visitation is available:

    Thursday, Friday and Saturday

    1030am, 1230pm and 230pm

    (719) 635-7925

          1. Before Your Visit

          Make a reservation. Visitors must have a reservation for admission to the Museum.

    1. Upon Arrival
    1. During Your Visit



    These two talks were given by the McAllister House Museum Director Eric Metzger in the Fall of 2020. Enjoy!

    The Role of the Apple in 19th Century American Westward Expansion into Colorado


    Horticulture on the McAllister House Grounds