Molly Brown House Museum, Denver

4.4
#2 of 15 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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  • Took my Sister-in-Law who lives in Germany and we had a great time! Great to see the olden days up front  more »
  • What a gorgeous, gorgeous property, lovingly maintained and displayed. The house was decorated for Christmas which made it even better. Our docent Suzanne did a fabulous job, was extremely knowledgeab...  more »
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  • My three children and I did not have advance tickets for a tour on a Friday afternoon, so we bought tickets and then had lunch and walked around the capital for the two extra hours until our 2:30 tour. The tour begins on the porch, moves through the first floor of the house, and then proceeds upstairs. A lift is available to provide wheelchair access to the first floor of the home, but there is no alternative accessibility option for the upper floors. The tour requires standing in one place in some very warm spaces. Hand-held fans are available, but two people left our tour because they could not continue standing or could not tolerate the heat (the building—not surprisingly—is not air-conditioned). Our tour leader was knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was interesting for me as well as for the children and lasted just under an hour.
  • We had a very knowledgeable docent named Suzanne. I enjoyed her insights but my only issue is the way she gave lots of information and then rushed our group out of the rooms. I enjoyed the extra knowledge but felt like I needed to do the tour again in order to actually see the house. But the house is great. Obviously a well loved and taken care of historically home.

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