Open doors to the past as an Avery House tour guide


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


328 W. Mountain Ave.Fort CollinsFort Collins, CO 80521
The 1879 Avery House


About the Avery House
The Avery House is an essential piece of history in old town Fort Collins. It is a living history museum, so the house is set up to look like the Avery Family stepped out for a Sunday outing. It is maintained and managed by the Poudre Landmarks Foundation in partnership with the City of Fort Collins.

Volunteering as a Tour Guide
We ask that each docent commits to a minimum of one three-hour shift per month, from 1 to 4 pm on a Saturday or Sunday during open house hours. Without the dedication and commitment of the Avery House docents, thousands of guests would not be able to enjoy and appreciate the legacy and treasures of the former home of Franklin and Sara Avery. Your involvement in this enthusiastic group of volunteers will help the Avery House remain accessible to our community and visitors.

The Avery Guild
As an Avery House Docent, you are also a member of the Avery House Guild. If you would like to become more involved in other activities, you are welcome to attend the Guild meetings at 10:00 am on the third Thursday of the month. The Guild sponsors a variety of special events and has several committees, including furnishings, costumes and teas.

School Tours
The Avery House welcomes many elementary students from Fort Collins and the surrounding areas for educational tours of the Avery House. We have retired teachers who volunteer as docents for these tours, and welcome retired educators to join us.


  • History
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • General Education

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • One 3-hour shift per month

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