Denver January 15, 2017
The Story Behind Denver’s Most Haunted House Will Give You Nightmares
It is no secret that Denver is chock-full of historic and iconic homes, nor is it a secret that there are plenty of haunted houses… but an iconic, historic, AND haunted home? There is only one, and it is one that you have probably heard of but may have never realized is plagued with the paranormal. Denverites: I give you the Molly Brown House:
Located at 1340 Pennsylvania St. in Denver, the Molly Brown House is arguably one of the most recognized homes in the city.
Once the home of Denver socialites J.J. and Molly Brown, the gorgeous 1887 Queen Anne had previously served as the governor's mansion before being purchased by the philanthropist (and Titanic survivor) and her husband.
After her death in 1932, Brown's beloved home was sold and left in poor condition until the early 1970s, when the group Historic Denver, Inc. purchased the home and restored it to its original glory.
The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Today, the historic home is known as the Molly Brown House Museum and features original furnishings and architecture, and memorabilia.
With all of that being said, you may be wondering what gives the iconic home a reputation for being haunted. According to tour guides, museum workers, and tourists alike, the home will inexplicably smell like J.J.’s pipe smoke at random times, have light bulbs mysteriously undone, and even have furniture rearranged by what appears to be a spirit wearing a Victorian dress.
As if that wasn't frightening enough, claims have also been made that the ghosts of Molly, J.J., family members, and past guests can be seen wandering the halls of the home, while others have felt cold spots in strange locations.
The Molly Brown House Museum is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 3:30 pm and on Sundays from 12 pm to 3:30 pm.
More information on the museum can be found on the Molly Brown Houses's
(Psst... If you visit and see, hear, or feel anything strange, be sure to let us know!)
For even more area frights, check out
These 10 Genuinely Haunted Places Around Denver.