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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  • Neat historic home and chance to learn more about about Margaret “Maggie” Brown beyond the Titanic. Our guide (Hannah?) was topnotch - engaging, thorough, and flexible with the group. Gift store is ne...  more »
  • Went with our office as a fun event prior to annual Christmas Party. We had a good time. The guide was very informative and had great stories about the house and 'Molly' Browns life.  more »
  • We took some out of town guests here during the summer. The wait in the heat was pretty harsh, but they do have a cute air conditioned gift shop that shows a movie of MB and the titanic era that was i...  more »
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  • We took my sister when she last visited Denver. The house is lovely. The tour guide was adequate but sounded like she was reading from a script. It was very hot in the house (middle of August) so be prepared for that if visiting in the warmer months. Glad we went but probably won't go back unless other visiting friends or family want to go.
  • The Molly Brown House is a great way to spend a couple hours. No two tours are ever the same and I learn something new everytime! The guides are extremely knowledgeable, friendly and make The Molly Brown House wonderful. There are also many events throughout the year that are fun as well. I think the teas and the scary story readings at Halloween are the best
  • An interesting spot to visit, both for the historical restoration and the story of Margaret Brown (apparently only the newspapers called her Molly). Our tour guide was great and we enjoyed seeing the house decorated for Christmas.
  • My wife and I come here every Halloween for the Victorian Horror stories. The first time I went, I felt silly doing something so "artsy fartsy"...but it has quickly become a yearly tradition. The actors who perform really bring the stories to life. The whole setting in a dimly lit Victorian house and the tour throughout really complete the event. My wife and I both look forward to the Poe room the most. And then after the event, the gift shop has some amazing trinkets that don't have the traditional "gift shop" vibe...I highly recommend this as a stop.
  • I visited Molly Brown House Museum a few weekends ago, and while the house itself is really beautiful and the story of the occupants is fascinating, our tour guide was disrespectful and rude to our group. We had a mother on our tour with her young, well-behaved child who would occasionally let out a happy "coo." and apparently that was "too much" for our tour guide. She called out this women and her child in front of the entire group, told them they were being disruptive, and made them leave the building! As a bystander on the tour, I felt sad for this mother who was just trying to enjoy a weekend out, which was shut down within 3 minutes of the tour starting. I'm really disappointed in how the situation was handled, and disappointed in the staff at the Molly Brown House.

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