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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  • Thank you for such a wonderful, personal tour. The docent was extremely well-versed in the history of the home and the time period. We saw treasures we had never seen anywhere else!
    Karl and Dayna

    Gift Shop

    McAllister House Museum’s gift shop contains many items donated by the NSCDA in CO and The Friends of McAllister House so one never knows what treasure might await the lucky shopper.  We also carry numerous books about the history of Colorado Springs and McAllister House.  These include:

    Henry McAllister, Colorado Pioneer Cost:  $6.50

    The Walls Talk, Historic House Museums of Colorado by Patricia Werner Cost:  $16.95

    Colorado Springs History A to Z by Patricia Farris Skolout, Ph.D
    Cost:  $5.95


    Email us at for information regarding purchasing any of these books or stop by the gift shop during the hours the Museum is open.