This 1895 castle looks like the work of a restless architect with decision problems. It boasts nine distinct architectural ... More
Miramont Castle Museum
This 1895 castle looks like the work of a restless architect with decision problems. It boasts nine distinct architectural styles, including English Tudor and Byzantine. Built as a home for a wealthy priest, it features 46 rooms, including an eight-sided chapel, and the famed Drawing Room that features a gold ceiling and a massive 200-ton sandstone fireplace. Another remarkable feature is its walls, which are two-feet thick. The Tearoom offers a modest menu. Visit in December and be awed by the outdoor Christmas lights. Guided group tours need to be reserved in advance.
I was the one who wanted to go the castle and believe it or not i was the most scared!The lady at the front told us the whole backup story on the castle.The most thing she told us about was the orbs of the little girls!(AHHHHHH!!!!),Anyway that place is so scary!!!!!There is 48 rooms and 4 tiers!!!If you ask the lady that gives you tickets "is this place haunted?"She will tell you the whole story about the castle and mostly about the orbs!And be sure to take lots of pictures, if you have bubbly kids and little girls take lots of pictures of them!the little girls like bubbly kids and little girls and if you have a cute little boy WHACH OUT!!!!She will show you lots of photos and the rest you have to find out for your self!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My family and I where Very excited about going to Miramont Castle we heard it was haunted The Lady at the front desk Promoting her Childrens book asked What we have heard we told her About it being Haunted She called my comment Stupid and Ignorant I was Stunned my daughter said are There Ghost that live here she told My daughter She needs to learn to read a book because she is being ignorant and She doesnt answer those Questions If You want your Child to be called Stupid take them to miramont castle they have no problem calling a 6 year old ignorant My Family will never return!
A few years ago, while on vacation, my daughter and I spent the day visiting local attactions. We saw a cute little town below the highway and decided to venture down into the town of Manitou. We came upon the Miramont Castle Museum. Me being a lover of antiques, we decided to visit. It was late in the afternoon when we visited the museum. My daughter was 10 at the time. We entered the front door and went up the stairs. Right away my daughter started to panic and wanted to leave right away. She said she couldn't breathe very well and smelt something terrible giving her a stomach ache. I felt she just needed air so we went through the house hastfully, walking through each room quickly, trying to get out to the garden so she could get freash air. Once out in the garden she asked who were those other people dressed weird. Confused I asked what she was talking about. My daughter went on the describe a little girl dressed in an old fashioned dress, who tried to get her attention in what my daughter called the "sewing room." She also described a "religious man dressed in black" in the "church section." It took me a few mintues to realize what she saw could or might have been spirits/ghosts. We were the only two who were touring the castle at this time. After she described these sightings, she became calm but didn't want to reenter the house. Before we got back into the car to leave she needed to use the restroom. As she was in the restroom I spoke to the woman at the front desk and mentioned my daughter wasn't feeling well. The conversation lead to the me retelling the visit. She went to tell me that others had had the same visions and showed me picutres that have been taken of "ghosts." My daugther came out and saw one of the pictures and stated, "Oh, there she is." Referring to the little girl in the house.
I have heard really great things about this place and how scary and haunted it is. I guess I was expecting a tour with more flourish. We entered, payed, were given a paper and told to start our tour. I did not expect to be touring on our own but rather with a guide.
If you really like seeing old fashioned things, give it a shot. Otherwise, the tour will be very short. We were in and out within 30 minutes.
Parking can be a hassle, but we went on a Friday afternoon about 3 pm and had no problem-got a spot right out front. Had coupons from the handout we got at the Chamber of Commerce, so we saved .50 each. This is worth the money because of the architecture and sense of adventure in exploring all the areas. There is much to be seen. The dollhouse section is fairly antiquated and not easy to get around in, especially if there are a lot of people in the rooms. One of the employees told us that will be changed soon to a museum for firefighters. It is interesting to look at the differences in ceilings, wall textures, floors, and even architectural styles from one area to the next. There are some key windows that are just beautiful, as well as a room where you can sit and enjoy the view up the mountain through large windows. Excellent views! The gift shop is fun, and you don't even realize that you have come four floors up the side of the mountain when you exit. It isn't very handicap accessible, even though they do have a chair lift. It would be rather difficult to navigate in several areas. The gardens are exquisite. I plan to return again and try the high tea. My cousin and I both thoroughly enjoyed it.
It's supposed to be haunted.....I went with a few friends thinking it would be creepy but that was not the case at all! The self-guided tour cost eight bucks and we went through the whole castle in about 20 minutes. They give you very little information about the castle to read, and what they give you is very poorly written and confusing. I may have thought it to be a bit creepier if I heard some creepy stories or maybe just something interesting. I was bored silly. DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY. We have better museums in Kansas that are cheaper or free.
I went there today, and I really liked it! I'm reallyinto architecture (and ghosts) and I loved how att the rooms didn't have a specific shape and I found it interesting that it used to be a sanitarium.
As soon as I walked up the first flight of stairs, I didn't feel welcome. I would see things move in the corner of my eyes, I heard foot steps behind me (I was the last one in the group) and overall, I just felt like whatever was there didn't want me there. Did anyone else see the little brown shack where they used to keep people with tuberculosis? it was crazy. I love this building and I'm glad I got to go. (p.s. I'm only 14)
That place is haunted. Everything is stuck in time. The children were scared and held by the music, you can feel the indian that was killed below the stairs before the place was built, and the woman that killed herself on the highest floor is still there in the Christmas room. I'm not going back but if you're like my father and you seek out this stuff, go right ahead! I just want to make you aware that the place has a dreary past and it is stuck in it. We weren't made known of it until we felt it ourselves, I just don't want someone else to freak out. Thanks! Buh bye.
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