Denver September 12, 2016
There’s No Attraction In The World Like This One In Denver
Historic Denver’s Molly Brown House Museum is a rare landmark site dedicated solely to the interpretation of a woman’s life and story. For over 40 years, visitors have been able to enjoy a journey through this 7,500-square-foot 1889 home and learn about the monumental life and times of
Titanic survivor Margaret “Maggie” Tobin Brown. The unique house has been restored to its original splendor and is a living monument of the Victorian era. Hop in the lifeboat, folks; it’s row time!
Designed by renowned Denver architect William Lang in 1889, the Molly Brown House Museum combines the styles of Richardsonian Romanesque, Classic Queen Anne, and refined neoclassical to create a distinctive and eclectic home unlike any other.
In 1894, Margaret and her husband James Joseph “J.J.” Brown purchased their long-time Denver home at 1340 Pennsylvania Avenue, which Margaret owned until her death in 1932.
Amidst Denver's massive urban renewal and demolition in the 1960s, a group of concerned citizens incorporated to form Historic Denver, Inc. and began a grass roots campaign to save Molly Brown's home. They succeeded, and following an extensive restoration, the house was returned to its former glory and became a shrine dedicated to the legacy of "the Unsinkable Molly Brown."
Tours guided by diligent docents start every 30 minutes during museum hours. Tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis and no reservation is needed unless you have 10 or more in your party.
You'll be privy to a glimpse into the life and identity of historic heroine, activist, and philanthropist Margaret "Molly" Brown, who once called Leadville, Colorado home.
Dubbed a "Daughter of Adventure," Margaret is best known for her harrowing tale of survival following the infamous tragedy of the "unsinkable" Titanic in 1912.
According to legend, when Margaret stepped safely onto the shore of New York after being rescued, she exclaimed, “Typical Brown luck. I’m unsinkable!” Although this incident may not actually be historically factual, Margaret has since been immortalized as "the Unsinkable Molly Brown," in numerous stage productions, films and historical dramas.
Learn more about the lady, the myth, the legend that is Margaret "Molly" Brown by touring the historic
Molly Brown House Museum
"I am a daughter of adventure. This means I never experience a dull moment and must be prepared for any eventuality. I never know when I may go up in an airplane and come down with a crash, or go motoring and climb a pole, or go off for a walk in the twilight and return all mussed up in an ambulance. That’s my arc, as the astrologers would say. It’s a good one, too, for a person who had rather make a snap-out than a fade-out of life.” -Margaret Tobin Brown (Preach!)
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