Molly Brown House Museum, Denver

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#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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  • 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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  • 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.
  • An incredible experience! Our tour guide was excellent and the home is fascinating. The carriage house gift shop and basement museum are both so nicely done. All of the staff was welcoming and helpful. Denver should be proud to have such an excellent museum! I would definitely go again sometime and would certainly take out of town guests.
  • The tour guide was really informative and very knowledgeable about Margaret Brown. I loved learning about her story and the large roles she played during her life. The tour guide was also very friendly and able to answer questions. I enjoyed learning about the home and significance of certain pieces. The home is very beautiful. I definitely recommend a visit!
  • I bought our tickets ahead of time online to ensure our spots. This restored historical gem is within walking distance of the Capitol and downtown. The tour guide was full of details, and I think I would have been happy with a two hour tour because Mrs. Brown's life was so interesting! It was fun to hear about her real life compared to the movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown. I would have liked to seen more placards with details about each room.

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