The tragic tale of the RMS Titanic is one of history’s most infamous maritime disasters. However, despite its sorrowful story, a figure emerged who represented hope both that terrible April night and throughout her life. That person was Margaret “Molly” Brown, a prominent Denver citizen. Today, her life, work, and impact live on at the Molly Brown House in Denver. Through exhibits, collections, and events, guests will get a fascinating look into the life of Brown.
What to See and Do at the Molly Brown House
Brown’s house was constructed over a century ago in 1889, and Brown’s husband bought the house and eventually transferred the title to her in 1898, according to the museum website. It was while living in this house that Brown would invest heavily in Denver’s social atmosphere through her political work. Brown became famous for not only her rescue efforts during the sinking of The Titanic, but works for social reform, women’s rights, and more. She lived in the house until she died, and today, the house serves to educate visitors on the life of one of Denver’s most well-known and loved citizens. Take one of the museum’s daily tours, and you’ll learn everything there is to know about Brown’s historic home.
The house itself is currently undergoing renovation work scheduled to last until summer of 2017.
On display at the museum are thousands of items belonging to both Brown and the time period in which she lived. Thanks to the museum’s collections, you’ll get a glimpse into the life and times of the citizens that inhabited Denver alongside Brown. According to the museum website, the collections include furniture, household items, silver and chinaware, fine art, and much more. What better way to learn about the world that Brown lived in then through her own possessions?
The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday tours are offered daily. Admission prices, according to the website are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, active military, and college students, and $5 for children 6-12.
If you want to take home a souvenir from your visit, head to The Museum Store at the Molly Brown House! The store is open Tuesday through Sunday, with limited hours on Monday during the summer.
For hours (including holidays), tour times, a schedule of events, and more, head to the museum’s website, or call (303) 832-4092.
The Molly Brown House is located at 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203.
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