Molly Brown House Museum, Denver

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#2 of 11 in Historic Sites in Denver
At Molly Brown House Museum you'll get a window into the life of the famous philanthropist and activist who survived the sinking of the Titanic. Molly Brown's home is also a great example of Victorian architecture and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Originally built in the 1880s, the house was bought by Molly's husband, James Joseph Brown, in 1894. After Molly's death, the home was sold for a fraction of its cost due to the Great Depression, and was set for demolition by 1970. However, locals incorporated as Historic Denver, Inc., raised funds, and restored the house to its original glory. Now, the museum hosts more than 45,000 visitors each year and offers both on- and off-site academic programs. Note that admission is by guided tour only, and tour tickets are sold in person on a first-come, first-served basis, unless you're with a group of ten or more. Molly Brown House Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Denver Edition.
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  • We wanted to visit the Molly Brown House due to her heroic actions during the sinking of the Titanic. But what we found out is she was never called Molly but Margaret. Molly was for the movie only. We...  more »
  • We loved our visit to the "Molly" Brown house in Denver. We learned so much about the real life and work of this amazing woman. It's always a thrill to me to see preserved homes from a bygone era and ...  more »
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  • Fun tour and very knowledgeable tour guide. There's a lot of stuff to see here and it's one of my favorite historical places in downtown Denver. There was some workers doing some stuff on one of the top floors but didn't take away from the experience. A must stop tour if you're fan of survivors of the Titanic or love to see and hear about Denver's historical places or people. The tour ticket was fairly priced for the type of tour you are getting.
  • Amazing place with rich history! If you love history and learning about heroic people, and love old houses, you'll love this tour! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and share so many interesting facts about Margret Brown and her family. Be warned that depending on the size of the group you are in, there isn't a whole lot of space for restless children to go or move freely around in (you also aren't supposed to touch things like the walls or any decor). I wouldn't recommend taking young kids here- my 2 year old was disruptive and bored and my 4 year didn't have the attention span to understand or care much about anything they were saying or what we were looking at. My 6 and 8 year old were much more interested so I would recommend that age or higher as far as taking children goes.
  • Wonderful collection of original and time period pieces. Especially loved our tour guide. She was very impassioned with the history and storytelling, engaging the tourists and ensuring even the youngest attendee understood big or uncommon words. Takes an hour. Located in an eclectic neighborhood. Definitely worth the trip!
  • This place was SO interesting. I really only knew Molly Brown from the Titanic, but that is really only a small part of her history. At first, I was a little put out that we had to do a guided tour, but I actually really enjoyed it. The information the tour guide shared is what really makes the tour. I'm now really interested in reading and learning more about Mrs. Brown!
  • Yes, THE Molly Brown (from the Titanic), but she's known for so much more! Margaret did a lot for women's rights! Her home is quite the museum! A beautiful old mansion with some renovations going on... the hosts are quite the story tellers! After the tour, you can purchase items from their gift shop. Decent prices on a variety of items! Must see if you're in Denver!!!

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