Molly Brown House Museum, Denver

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#2 of 8 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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  • I went here as soon as I landed in Denver because it sounded really interesting. And it was! It was a small group tour and the guide was very informative. There is also a cute little shop in the back ...  more »
  • We enjoyed visiting this museum. The group we were put in was a bit large but were able to see into all of the rooms, and view the encased exhibits. It was interesting learning about Mollie's (Margare...  more »
  • This was a fun place to visit. We were there right before Halloween and they went way over the top with decorations. They were very distracting and not period appropriate. The house was very nicely pu...  more »
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  • If you like history and museums the Molly Brown House is a must-see stop. Lots of facts and figures about Molly Brown. A restored 1890s home and it will take you 45 minutes to an hour to see it. You need to be able to walk up and down steps. No air conditioning so it can be a little warm on a hot summer day. Staff and the nonprofit that owns it is most dedicated to preserving her history. Friendly and knowledgeable people there.
  • Cool history surrounding this lady. The facts of her life was fairly close to the movie. Very interesting architecture in the home. Apparently this house was one of the first to have the electrical wires in the walls. Sounds funny to us, but homes with electricity had the wires exposed on outside of wall. Parking is an issue. We parked in a pay lot and walked. Nice gift shop and staff are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly!
  • I didn't know how fascinating a character she was before I came here, but she's definitely worth learning about. The house is beautiful and kept very close to how it was during Brown's life. The tour guides do a great job and it's set up with pass-around photos of the house or Brown's travels, that sort of thing, so you really get a good sense for how she loved and what things were like. If you have even a passing interest in history or old houses, check this one out. Also, you get a discounted price if you've bought the Mile High Culture Pass. Worth the price of admission.
  • This is a awesome place to stop at in Denver. You really learn a lot about the "unsinkable Lady" Molly Brown! This is definitely a stop to make if you love history of amazing stories!
  • Titanic Fail... Came out for a tea at the house for my Mother's 77th Birthday. My mother was so excited to go to the house for the first time and was looking forward to the tea upstairs. Unfortunately the weather was bad and half of our party of twelve was not able to make it. The tour was rushed and at while sitting for the tea and listening to the speaker talk about the Titanic we had a woman come in and say that we all had to leave because the next group was waiting for their tea. I asked if we could get a picture of everyone together and the woman once again said that we needed to leave the room for the next party. She finally took a blurry picture of our group. So we gathered all of winter jackets and gloves and headed off down the stairs, however no one told us that we where going the wrong way and my sister with special needs was very scared to go down the stairs due to the handrails that where hard to use. After we made it down to the first floor we could not find the rest of our group so we made our way out to the front of the house walking in the snow and ice only to find no one. It was fifteen minutes before we found out that everyone was still in the house taking the rest of the tour. No helped us out. Very disappointed in this trip. Next time we do a tea we will go the Brown Palace.

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