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Molly Brown House Museum, Denver

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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. Use our Denver holiday planner to visit Molly Brown House Museum on your trip to Denver, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This helps separate the story from the legend. The historical society is doing a fine job of preserving, retro refurbishing, and locating items that are time period appropriate or belonged to the Brow...  more »
  • Had a chance to visit this month. Lovely stop on our tour of the city. Have to travel through a slightly dodgy area to get to the house, but on a nice day, it's a nice walk from the downtown core. Cos...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of this grand ole house and the real story of it's famous resident, Margaret Brown (better known as Molly Brown). You can catch this and a tour of the U.S.Mint in the sa...  more »
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  • Great way to spend an hour, Victorian mansion bespectacled in early 20th century decor. Educational and interesting, it felt like stepping back into "downton abbey" era living. Tour was only $8 and took almost an hour with a great tour guide. One of those out of the way places you will talk about for years.
  • No, you can't take pictures, and no her name wasn't actually molly. This is a must see for women's rights activists, and children's rights activists. Those who know of her beforehand get a sense of actually knowing her while you are there. Great place, great staff. Cool if you want to see an older house as well.
  • A beautifully restored home packed with history. The tour was about an hour long and included all the rooms on the first and second floor. Cute gift shop and great tour guides. We had a great time here. I will say that I don't recommend bringing young ones. As I said, the tour is long for young ones, you're shoulder to shoulder with others on the tour, and the servants stairwell that you take back down to the first floor is narrow and steep.
  • The Molly Brown House is beautiful, and I think has been wonderfully restored, but the tour was so crowded that we could hardly see anything! 25 people on the tour is way too many. Our tour guide knew a lot, and did her best to get us to circulate around, but it was frustrating for both her and those of us on the tour.
  • This was a really fun thing to see while in Denver, and I really enjoyed the tour! The tour guide was great: super knowledgeable and very nice and fun. The story of the house is pretty amazing, and Margaret Brown was an incredible lady! Also, the tour is only about 45 minutes long, so you don't have to take a big chunk out of your day to see a really cool historical home.