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Molly Brown House

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The Historic Home of Molly Brown - Molly Brown House
The Historic Home of Molly Brown - Molly Brown House. Photo by Tee La Rosa
Also known as the ‘House of Lions’, the Molly Brown House in Denver, Colorado, used to be the home of Margaret “Molly” Brown, an American activist and philanthropist. She was nicknamed ‘The Unsinkable Molly Brown’ because of her survival of the RMS Titanic disaster. Her former house is now a museum dedicated to her life, the history of Victorian Denver and architectural conservation. In 1972, the Molly Brown House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the United States.

History

Built in the 1880s, the house incorporated a variety of architectural styles of the time and is now a lasting symbol of the Victorian era in Denver. It was built for Isaac and Mary Large, who had made a fortune in the mining of silver. However, after the silver crash of 1893, they had to sell their house. It was purchased in 1894 by James Joseph Brown, the husband of Margaret who had become wealthy after discovering gold in the mine he worked in. The house was transferred to her name in 1898. Margaret, aided by her wealth, was committed to social reform and to improve the rights of women. Her other passion was travel. On her travels, she happened to be a passenger on the ill-fated RMS Titanic, the story of which we all know. She survived the disaster and dedicated most of her time helping other survivors.

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	Capitol Hill: Molly Brown House Museum - Molly Brown House
Denver - Capitol Hill: Molly Brown House Museum. Photo by Wally Gobetz

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Sign In Front of House - Molly Brown House. Photo by Amy the Nurse

Visiting Molly Brown House

The former house of Margaret Brown can now be visited, though only by guided tour. Tours last about 45 minutes and offer a closer look at the philanthropic life of Molly and at what life in Victorian Denver was like.

From August 16 to June 14, the first tour starts at 10 a0 feet and the last one at 3.30 p0 feet from Tuesday through Saturday, and at 12 p0 feet and 3.30 p0 feet respectively on Sunday. From June 15 to August 15, the house and museum open at 10 a0 feet and the last tour starts at 4 p0 feet from Monday through Friday; they open at 10 a0 feet with the last tour at 3.30 p0 feet on Saturday; and they open at 12 p0 feet with the last tour at 3.30 p0 feet on Sunday.

Tickets cost $ 8.00 USD for adults, $ 7.00 USD for seniors, students and active military personnel, and $ 5.00 USD for children between 6 and 12.

Inside the house - Molly Brown
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Inside the house - Molly Brown House. Photo by Max Anderson

How to Get There

The Molly Brown House is located at 1240 Pennsylvania Street in central Denver, one block south of Colfax Avenue and six blocks east of Broadway. It lies just a few blocks to the southeast of the Colorado State Capitol.

Similar and Nearby Landmarks

Other interesting landmarks in Denver include the Denver Art Museum, Washington Park and Coors Field.

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Author: bramreusen. Last updated: Feb 19, 2015

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Registered National Historic Building - Molly Brown House. Photo by August Allen

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