Miramont Castle

Miramont, also known as Miramont Castle and Montcalm Castle
Miramont Castle
Location 9 Capitol Hill, Manitou Springs, Colorado

38°51′33″N 104°55′19″W / 38.85917°N 104.92194°W / 38.85917; -104.92194Coordinates: 38°51′33″N 104°55′19″W / 38.85917°N 104.92194°W / 38.85917; -104.92194

NRHP Reference # 77000375
Added to NRHP April 11, 1977[1]

Miramont Castle is a museum located in Manitou Springs, Colorado.[2] The Castle was originally built in 1895 as a private home for Father Jean Baptist Francolon, a French-born Catholic priest.[3][4] Located in the Manitou Springs Historic District, it is a National Register of Historic Places listing.[5]


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."[6] Construction was completed in 1896.[7] The castle is an architectural example of the Victorian Era. In 1976 Miramont Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places[8] due to its significant historic heritage and architectural variety.[9][10][11]

Sisters of Mercy operated a sanitarium at Miramont,[6] sharing the property with Francolon.[7][nb 1]

Popular folklore has it that the castle is haunted with various apparitions and unexplained phenomenon as reported by visitors and staff.[12][13]


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.



External links

  • Miramont Castle - official site
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