This website is a collaboration with the Florence Chamber of Commerce, established in 1902, The City of Florence and the Florence Merchants.
Our lovely victorian town was named after the daughter of the 1890’s pioneer and settler, James McCandless.
Florence is the Antique Capital of Colorado. A friendly community, conveniently located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and next to the Arkansas River. Many of the original homes and buildings still remain in this quaint historic district.
An antiquities-lover’s paradise, the town features more than a
dozen antique shops and is a favorite weekend destination
for treasure hunting Coloradans and out-of-state visitors.
Antiquers can work up an appetite easily quenched by a large variety of dining options in Florence from hearty down home breakfasts, fresh pastries, and hand-tossed pizzas to filet mignon, Indian and sushi.
The arts are alive and well in Florence with its several
galleries hosting openings monthly for new shows. Visitors
can enjoy concerts and art exhibits and watch art students
learning their craft at The Bell Tower Cultural Arts Center,
offering classes year-round.
An active arts council and merchants’ groups collaborate on
window displays, concerts, and events to make any season
a great time to visit and shop. You’ll want to take home a
bit of the past still alive here in the many antique shops.
Or take home the spirit of Florence in a fresh painting or
We will be adding more information on each organization as well as more business listings and area information. Please stop back soon to view our updates.