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Molly Brown House Museum

1340 Pennsylvania Street | Denver, CO 80203 | Official website
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  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.9)
Value: 3.5 (3.5)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Nestled among the contemporary architecture of the Capitol Hill district is the Molly Brown House Museum, an eccentric example of Victorian life and design that no history buff should miss. Once the home of the "unsinkable" Molly Brown (Kathy Bates' character in the film, "Titanic,"), this museum offers glimpse of Denver's history and the life of one of its most fascinating residents. On a guided tour of the house, you'll learn about Brown's experience aboard the Titanic, as well as her role in the women's suffraget movement and her endeavors to promote social reform in Colorado's mining communities.

Those who have participated in the Molly Brown House Museum tour say the house as one of the best examples of Victorian architecture in Denver. They also describe the tour guides as friendly, knowledgable and passionate about history. Another highlight for some was "Victorian eating experiences" — traditional teas, lunches and dinners served on site (these are not included in the tour price). However, a few visitors note that the museum's admission fee seemed a bit steep given that tours only last around 45 minutes.

The Molly Brown House Museum sits in downtown Denver's Golden Triangle area, just a short walk from the State Capitol building and Civic Center Park. (The Nos. 6, 10 and 15 bus routes also service nearby stops.) The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday with the first tour leaving 10 a.m. and the last at 3:30 p.m. On Sundays, tours begin at noon with the final walk-through starting at 3:30 p.m. (Hours are subject to change depending on the season, so check ahead at the museum's website.) Tours start every half hour; admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. To learn more, visit the Molly Brown House Museum website.

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