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 is a really informative tour, explaining all the amazing things Margaret (don't call her Molly ) Brown did in her life. The house is beautiful and the guide we had was great. The shop is also ful...  more »
  • I loved the historical stories that the docent shared with us. The architectural elements and stained glass windows were my favorite.  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!
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