Welcome to
The McCarty-Fickel Home Museum,
Gardens, and Event Space

An elegant residence erected in 1916 by Berthoud’s Dr. and Mrs. D.W. McCarty, the McCarty-Fickel Home is the setting of a historic house museum that explores the domestic, professional and civic lives of members of the McCarty and Fickel families from the 1890s to present—including the onsite medical office from the 1930s.

Visitor Essentials

645 7th Street, Berthoud, CO 80513
Phone: 970-532-2147
Hours of Operation – Open by Appointment
Admission – Adults and Children over 11 $5 | Children (11 and under) – Free
Members always free

About the Museum

Designed by noted Colorado architect Glenn Huntington, the home was constructed in the Denver Square architectural style and still contains original woodwork, numerous family artifacts and original furnishings purchased from the Daniels and Fisher department store in Denver.

Please schedule group tours in advance. Two weeks notice is requested.

Many items on display in the Historic McCarty-Fickel Home date to 1916 when Dr. and Mrs. McCarty built the house at a cost of $10,000. Furnishings purchased from Denver department stores including the Daniels & Fisher company are among the highlights of the home.

One of Berthoud's Most Historic Homes, Preserved and Appreciated by the Community.

Museum History

“To be the finest in Berthoud…a 46×70 house for Dr. D.W. McCarty…will be of brick, with the best materials and finest finish. ” Berthoud Bulletin, March 31, 1916

Located in Berthoud’s Seventh Street Neighborhood the McCarty-Fickel house was built by Dr. and Mrs. D.W. McCarty in 1916. Planned by Mrs. McCarty and designed in the “ Denver Square ” style of architecture by Denver ’s G.W. Huntington, the residence reflected the characteristic symmetry of the American Craftsman movement.

The McCartys raised three children—Horace, Helen, and Wilson—in the home while Dr. McCarty conducted a general practice that required him to travel to rural districts in the Berthoud, Mead, and Johnstown areas.

When Helen McCarty graduated from the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in 1932, she returned to live with her widowed father and conducted a practice in the home. Helen married R.B. Fickel DDS in 1942 and turned her attention to a family that grew to include son Bruce Jr. and daughter Jane after she ended her practice following WWII.

Over the following decades members of the Fickel family played important roles in Berthoud’s civic affairs. Dr. R.B. Fickel, who helped found the Berthoud Historical Society in 1977, deeded the home to the organization for use as house museum in July 2008.

Arrange a Group Tour

Group Tours—The McCarty-Fickel Home hosts pre-arranged group tours. Tours outside regular visiting hours or with a special emphasis may also be requested. In order to schedule a tour, please call to reserve a date. Advance payment is required. Special discounted rates apply.

Events—Private events such as teas, luncheons, etc. may be scheduled at the home. Events are limited to first floor rooms and may include up to 30 persons. Please inquire about rental fees. Damage deposit and payment in advance required.

Meetings—The home’s basement conference room may be rented for workshops and meetings attended by up to 20 persons. Reasonable half or full-day rates are available. Damage deposit and payment in advance required.

Food is allowed and may also be arranged with several local caterers.

For more information please call us at 970-532-2147