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The Molly Brown House Museum (also known as House of Lions) is a house located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver, Colorado, United States that was the home of American philanthropist, socialite, and activist Margaret Brown. Brown was known as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" because she survived the sinking of the RMS Titanic. The museum now located in her former home presents exhibits interpreting her life and that of Victorian Denver as well as architectural preservation. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
This place was SO interesting. I really only knew Molly Brown from the Titanic, but that is really only a small part of her history. At first, I was a little put out that we had to do a guided tour, but I actually really enjoyed it. The information the tour guide shared is what really makes the tour. I'm now really interested in reading and learning more about Mrs. Brown!
Yes, THE Molly Brown (from the Titanic), but she's known for so much more! Margaret did a lot for women's rights! Her home is quite the museum! A beautiful old mansion with some renovations going on... the hosts are quite the story tellers! After the tour, you can purchase items from their gift shop. Decent prices on a variety of items! Must see if you're in Denver!!!
So much history and also clarity about the story of this remarkable woman Margaret Brown found in this house museum. Our tour guide was great and because we were a small group on a quiet day we were able to linger a bit in each area. Very enjoyable.
Fun and interesting personal histories of both a commanding woman in American history as well as the house itself. Tour guides were incredibly knowledgeable and eager to answer questions. Restoration has ensured the house has stayed close to its original form. Extensive care has been taken to bring these personal histories alive.
We took my sister when she last visited Denver. The house is lovely. The tour guide was adequate but sounded like she was reading from a script. It was very hot in the house (middle of August) so be prepared for that if visiting in the warmer months. Glad we went but probably won't go back unless other visiting friends or family want to go.
Excellent tour at a great price. If your staying in Denver and need a short distraction this is a good place to go. The tour was a small group of about 12 per guide. It was a little crowded in the small rooms but not to the point where it wasn't tolerable. I think a group of 8 or 9 would be better. I really enjoyed finding out about Molly Brown beyond what was in the movie titanic and this tour achieved that. We walked here from our hotel which was a nice walk.
Fun tour and very knowledgeable tour guide. There's a lot of stuff to see here and it's one of my favorite historical places in downtown Denver. There was some workers doing some stuff on one of the top floors but didn't take away from the experience. A must stop tour if you're fan of survivors of the Titanic or love to see and hear about Denver's historical places or people. The tour ticket was fairly priced for the type of tour you are getting.
Amazing place with rich history! If you love history and learning about heroic people, and love old houses, you'll love this tour! The tour guides are very knowledgeable and share so many interesting facts about Margret Brown and her family. Be warned that depending on the size of the group you are in, there isn't a whole lot of space for restless children to go or move freely around in (you also aren't supposed to touch things like the walls or any decor). I wouldn't recommend taking young kids here- my 2 year old was disruptive and bored and my 4 year didn't have the attention span to understand or care much about anything they were saying or what we were looking at. My 6 and 8 year old were much more interested so I would recommend that age or higher as far as taking children goes.
Wonderful collection of original and time period pieces. Especially loved our tour guide. She was very impassioned with the history and storytelling, engaging the tourists and ensuring even the youngest attendee understood big or uncommon words. Takes an hour. Located in an eclectic neighborhood. Definitely worth the trip!
I do not like reading history in a book. In person it is a whole new story. All I really knew about Molly Brown is that she survived the Titanic. Wow was I impressed by her life story. Did you know she never even went by Molly? Did you know that she had 2 kids and after her own death they did not inherit her house? Did you know that the house was going to be torn down in 1970? Did you know that she saved and improved the lives of so many people? When in town this is a must see.
Our tour guide, Katie, was probably the best tour guide I've ever had. She was able to provide interesting information for everyone in our group from the young kids to those of us that had never heard of Molly Brown to the people that appeared to have already done in depth research. Katie was also willing to admit what she didn't know but was able to answer most questions. Check it out!
I really enjoyed this site, if nothing else, for the beautiful architecture/design example. The original plaster walls and stained glass windows are really unique and beautiful. They have also recreated the rooms pretty faithfully: they have early pictures of the interior of the house that let them do this accurately. The tour wasn't overly long (about 45 minutes); I would've liked it to be a little more detailed, but other visitors were getting tired, so I understand the length. The facilities are great. You can bring/buy water to drink, which I'd recommend. I went early in the day, so it wasn't terribly hot, but I can imagine how hot it would get in there later in the day. They do hand out little fans if needed, and they try to keep the air moving. There are also places to sit down during the tour, if you need. One staircase is pretty narrow, but I'm sure they'd let you go back down the main staircase if the back stair is unnavigable for you. They have a unisex restroom in the gift shop (which is air-conditioned, if you need a break), and there are more restrooms in the basement, although I didn't check the basement out. I parked a couple blocks away, but because I went there for the first tour of the day on a weekday, there was actually a good number of empty spots right in front of the house. Most parking was free/2 hours, which is more than enough time to see the site. If you want the first tour of the day, show up about ten minutes before they "open"/have their first tour: the gift shop will already be open and selling tickets.
Absolutely outstanding!! Quaint little gift shop with lots of interesting goodies. Tour itself was presented by a very knowledgeable guide. Willing to answer all questions. Enjoyed the tour immensely. Well worth the admittance fee. This was our second trip back and although nothing historically has changed, each time back reveals new information.
This place was absolutely amazing. Unfortunately I cannot remember the name of our tour guide, but she was absolutely lovely. She had white hair and a beautiful upturned nose, and I really just want her to narrate every tour I ever go on. She taught me so much about the wonderful Margaret Brown. This is honestly the number one thing I would recommend to people visiting Denver.
I bought our tickets ahead of time online to ensure our spots. This restored historical gem is within walking distance of the Capitol and downtown. The tour guide was full of details, and I think I would have been happy with a two hour tour because Mrs. Brown's life was so interesting! It was fun to hear about her real life compared to the movie The Unsinkable Molly Brown. I would have liked to seen more placards with details about each room.
My three children and I did not have advance tickets for a tour on a Friday afternoon, so we bought tickets and then had lunch and walked around the capital for the two extra hours until our 2:30 tour. The tour begins on the porch, moves through the first floor of the house, and then proceeds upstairs. A lift is available to provide wheelchair access to the first floor of the home, but there is no alternative accessibility option for the upper floors. The tour requires standing in one place in some very warm spaces. Hand-held fans are available, but two people left our tour because they could not continue standing or could not tolerate the heat (the building—not surprisingly—is not air-conditioned). Our tour leader was knowledgeable and pleasant. The tour was interesting for me as well the children and lasted just under an hour.
Exceeded expections. The docent was knowledgeable and interesting. The tour size was just right for seeing things without being crowded. There's a lot to see - good insight into the period. While you can't sit on the furniture, there are folding stools for people who can't stand long. Nice gift shop in the carriage house.
No air conditioning, but super knowledgeable tour guides, and it's a truly fascinating experience. The house is set up exactly the way it was 100 years ago, with many of the furnishings the exact pieces from when Margaret lived here. There is a gift shop in back with air conditioning and heating, and a basement below where there is an informative 15 minute video constantly playing. Restrooms in the basement. Don't touch the things in the house. I wouldn't bring kids under like 5-8 years of age. It's a guided tour and a lot of talking.