Did you know?
Miramont means “look at the mountain.”
Miramont Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 3, 1977. Achieving national landmark status is a tribute to the building’s historic heritage and architectural variety.
Father Jean Baptiste Francolon built Miramont Castle in 1895. The house is “an eclectic estate that blends a variety of architectural styles from Byzantine to Tudor.” Construction was completed in 1896. The castle is an architectural example of the Victorian Era.
Sisters of Mercy operated Montcalm Sanitarium at Miramont, sharing the property with Francolon.
Popular folklore has it that the castle is haunted with various apparitions and unexplained phenomenon as reported by visitors and staff.
The house is now a Victorian-era historic house museum that is owned and operated by the Manitou Springs Historical Society. Visitors can tour 42 furnished rooms and gardens. The site also features a tea room and gift shop.
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