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

    Before Your School Tour

    Teachers are asked to download and review the Teacher’s Guide & Key as well as the Student packet that are available below in pdf format

    McAllister Teacher Guide & Key

    McAllister Student Packet

    These packets address the Colorado State Standards for Third Grade Social Studies.  The pre and post activities and a tour of the McAllister House give students a sense of time, place and a better understanding of how one family lived at the turn of the 20th century, their responsibilities and contributions to each other and to their community.  Using the McAllister history as the foundation, Addendum 2 gives suggestions on how to expand the curriculum, establish connections, create challenges for students and satisfy additional Standards.

    We look forward to your students visiting the museum!