Barney Ford Victorian Home

The Barney Ford Victorian House honors Barney L. Ford, an escaped slave who prospered and became a prominent entrepreneur and black civil right leader in Colorado. Born into slavery in 1822, Ford was instilled with the importance of learning to read by his mother, who inspired his lifelong quest for education. The Barney Ford House was built in 1882 by prominent craftsman, Elias Nashold, for Ford, his wife Julia and their three children. Today, the Barney Ford House has been restored to its original Victorian style and each room in the home is dedicated to a different part of Barney’s life.

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Directions

From the Breckenridge Welcome Center (203 South Main Street), turn onto Washington Avenue (almost directly across Main Street from the Welcome Center) and the turn onto the first alley on the right. Parking for the museum is available on the right.

Hours of Operation:

December 16, 2013 - April 20, 2014

Tuesday through Sunday; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 21, 2014 - June 13, 2014

Friday through Sunday; 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our schedule changes seasonally

Please check back regularly; we will post our summer schedule when it is finalized.

Cost

FREE, $5 Suggested Donation

Address

111 Washington Avenue, Breckenridge, Co


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