Our mission is to preserve and restore the architectural integrity of Miramont Castle Museum and to provide educational experiences and resources on the history of Manitou Springs, its indigenous people and artifacts.
We invite you to join us and experience life as it would have been in Victorian times, from the Castle itself where you can view 30 rooms resplendent in authentic Victorian furnishings, to the Queen's Parlour Tea Room where you can feast on Victorian (and modern day) fare made fresh daily.
The Museum begins Spring/Summer hours: Monday May 28th. Open 7 days a week 9am to 5pm. The Tearoom begins Spring/Summer hours: Monday May 28th, open 7 days a week 11am to 3pm.
Become a Member...
The Manitou Springs Historical Society is a non-profit organization that works to involve the local community in preserving and enhancing exhibits to promote the excitement of our history. By becoming a member, you are supporting the Manitou Springs Historical Society and receive discounts and notifications about Miramont Castle Museum. Click Here to visit our membership page and download an applicatoin.
Tearoom Hours and Reservations
Open Year Round....
Fall/Winter hours: Labor Day through Memorial day - Open Tuesday through Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. serving High Tea, Light Victorian Tea and Lunch.
Spring/Summer hours: Open 7 days a week 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Serving High Tea, Light Victorian Tea and Lunch.
Reservations are required for High Tea and Light Victorian Tea, and must be placed 24-hours in advance. Reservations are guaranteed by credit card. Cancellations made less than 24-hours prior to your tea will be charged. "No shows" will also be charged the full amount.
Reservations are strongly recommended for Lunch, secured with a credit card. Lunch reservations may be cancelled without penalty up to 90 minutes prior to the reserved time. This allows us to offer the table to those on our wait list. "No shows" or cancellations without adequate notice will be levied a $10 fee per person. Walk-ins are welcome, if space is available.
Private parties such as, bridal showers, birthdays, group luncheons, holiday gatherings, etc. are available by advance reservation only. Please call 719-884-4109 for availability or to make your reservation.
Gluten Free and specialized dietary information:
The Queen’s Parlour Tearoom Gluten Free Menu includes Gluten free scones, tea sandwiches, and desserts as well a wide selection of Gluten Free Teas. However, we are not a gluten free kitchen and are not set up for serious conditions such as, Celiac Disease. Gluten may be in the final product from cross-contact with other products or ingredients during preparation. We do require advance notice for gluten free options and any specialized dietary requests. There is an $8.00 surcharge.
February Events & Announcements...
Celebrate Valentines with Someone Special, Here at Miramont Castle!
Enjoy a relaxed gourmet 4 course High Tea in the Queens Parlour Tearoom.
Friday February 9th, Saturday 10th, Sunday 11th, Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th. By advance credit card reservation only. The tearoom will be open from 11am to 3pm for High Tea. Call 719-884-4109.
A Special Thank you...
On Christmas Eve-Eve, December 23, the tenth annual Mercy at Miramont created a magical Christmas celebration for 17 families who would have otherwise not had Christmas.
The Manitou Springs Historical Society partnered with the Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department and other community members to provide a magnificent holiday dinner in the Great Hall for nearly 69 guests.
After dinner, there was a reading by Charles Dickens (MSVFD Lt. Steve Schopper) of “Twas the Night before Christmas”.
Sleigh bells were heard descending from the Castle roof, as dozens of wide-eyed excited children waited. Ben the Elf came bounding through the Castle announcing; “he’s here he’s here”! Ben the Elf then took the children down the grand staircase, where they were surprised by St. Nick himself sitting by the magnificent fireplace enjoying the beautiful parlour Christmas tree while checking his list.
St. Nick greeted all of the children with a twinkle in his eye and a jolly “Ho, Ho, Ho”. With mounds of personally selected gifts, each child was called up by the jolly ole elf who praised them for specific good deeds they had done throughout the past year.
Numerous donations from the community and benefactors were utilized for this extra special occasion, all of which are spent entirely for this event. Nothing is kept for any other purpose than Mercy at Miramont. Heartfelt thanks go to the entire staff at Macy’s in Chapel Hills Mall who not only presented monetary gifts, but also made certain that St. Nick’s Elf’s received the best prices available on quality clothing.
Many thanks are given to Haunted Mines, Margaret Johnson, Nor’wood Foundation, The Manitou and Pike’s Peak Cog Railway Company, John Meek , The American Legion Post 39, Anne Nichols, Manitou Cliff Dwellings, Joann Wysong, Women’s Fellowship – Community Congregational Church, El Taco Rey, Kiwanis Club of Manitou Springs, Judy Allen, Thomas & Diana Francese, Jana & Leaton Mitchell, Lavada Enterprises Inc. (Coin-Op Laundry), Harvey and Kay Album and Corie Posey.
We would also like to thank the volunteers from the Haunted Minds; Angel Nuce, Stacy Packer, Robin Schneider (Art by bamf), and other community volunteers Shawn Huff, Barna Babajanova, Miryssa Woofter, Gary Engman, Joe Engman and our fairies; Gracie, Loriali and Machenzie, and their parents. Manitou Springs Volunteers; Many many thanks to Manitou Springs Fire Department volunteers and paid staff; Lt. Steve Schopper, Retired Assistant Chief Paul Willie, Deputy Chief Joshua Maul , Assistant Chief Keith Buckmiller, Captain John Nichols, Lt. Chris Byrne, Kaitlyn Byrne, Driver/Engineer Mike Willie, Kenzie Buckmiller, Andy Thompson, Brad Walters, Jennifer Walters, Lt./Paramedic Larry Mitchell, Retired Deputy Chief Ken Yager, Laura Jaminson, and Austin Breen, and our little Elf Ben Perkins.
The Manitou Springs Historical Society would like to thank our staff; Director and Treasurer Peggie Yager who gives every ounce of her time to make this event happen each year, Linda Pineda, Margaret Johnson, Kelley Ruyle-Engman, Carol Fry and Jennifer Walters. Thank you to our Queen's Parlour Tearooom culinary team; Leah Blake, Craig, Issac, Daniel, Lisa and Nikki for creating an amazing holiday meal and your many hours of preparing it.
Thank you all as you are very much appreciated, we couldn't make this magical night happen without each and every one of you.