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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  • this was a very cool place to visit. we learned alot about molly brown and really enjoyed the tour of her house. its worth the stop  more »
  • It was great to learn about Margaret Brown and see her home. I really enjoyed the fact that they don't focus so much on her Titanic voyage because that really was just a small portion of her life and ...  more »
  • A great value for the price. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience all the more enjoyable.  more »
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  • Being a fan of Margaret - not Molly- Brown this tour was a highlight during our recent trip to Denver.. Our tour guide was well-informed, entertaining, and was happy to share all the information about Margaret Brown that has been amassed. Truly impressive was the philanthropist that Margaret Brown was. She rallied for all funds for her fellow survivors of the Titanic as well as being a fundraiser throughout her entire life. The basilica in downtown Denver is certainly one of the recipients of funds raised. A True American rags to riches, then back to rags story this 45 minute tour through the Margaret Brown house is definitely a good use of your time. Don’t overlook the fine detailing in the house- amazing workmanship to be sure!
  • Our tour guide, Erin, was one of the best tour guides we've ever had anywhere. The house is just fantastic! We loved hearing the real story of Margaret (Maggie) Brown and how it differed from the Molly legend that was mostly invented after her passing. History Colorado does such a great job with each of their sites, and this one is no exception. We had the unexpected after-tour bonus of a meet-and-greet with "Ms. Brown" herself and she was just as lovely and gracious as could be. We thoroughly loved this adventure and can't wait to come again soon!
  • I had a wonderful tour of the molly brown house during my stay in Denver. I was fortunate to go during a time that there wasn’t too much people taking tours and was the only person taking a tour at the time. It was a more comfortable atmosphere that way and Sind I didn’t have to share my guide I feel like I got a lot more out of the tour. My guide was a wonderful lady who definitely knew her stuff, and made sure i enjoyed my tour. The house itself is full of history and held a lot of meaningful material to learn from, not to mention beautiful. I definitely came away with a new found respect for “molly” Brown. The tour Was inexpensive but they also offer student discount as long as you bring your student ID. Overall it was very educational and enjoyable.
  • The Docent was awesome and knowledgeable but the time frame to enjoy the tour and tea was very rushed. The tea and food was delicious, but, the actress that played Margaret Brown used her "Spiritual" beliefs and politics too much. Instead of taking about Margaret Brown she compared her to Michelle Obama, various colors, and the times that she "channeled" Mrs. Brown. None of this is what I paid to hear about. All in all, the tea was nice but too rushed to really enjoy for the price. And, like I said, not enough about "Molly" Brown.
  • This house has be very well re done and preserved. I went on a free tour through the Denver public library and my docent was very knowledgeable. It was about 1 hour long and you saw pictures of the house in its heyday and just before it was preserved. The story of Margaret Brown is quite remarkable and for anyone interested in historic houses, there are many details to look at
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