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Molly Brown House Museum

The Molly Brown House honors “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” the heroine of the Titanic disaster with mementos from her life preserved in her beautiful home on Capitol Hill. Molly was one of the most colorful characters to come from Denver’s gold rush period. While sailing on the Titanic, she took command of a lifeboat and was credited with putting down a panic. Her life story was the inspiration for the hit musical and film, “Unsinkable Molly Brown.”

Costumed tour guides take visitors through the 1889 Victorian home of one of Colorado’s most colorful characters, the legendary Unsinkable Molly Brown.

It is difficult to separate fact from fiction in the life of Margaret Tobin Brown, who was never actually called “Molly” in her lifetime. She entered folklore when she survived the sinking of the Titanic, showing great heroism in her lifeboat. After the disaster, she told newspaper reporters that she was “unsinkable,” which eventually led to a hit Broadway musical and movie about her life.

She and her husband J.J. Brown struck it rich in the gold rush in Leadville and moved to Denver to enjoy a l avish lifestyle. Originally shunned by Denver society, she eventually gained acceptance and was known for her grand international parties.

The house is guarded by stone lions and is filled with velvet, lace, beautiful dark wood and period furniture. In the holiday season, it is decorated as it would have been for one of Molly’s Christmas parties.

The museum gift shop has newspaper clippings of the Titanic disaster as well as gifts, tea accessories, greeting cards and books.


The Molly Brown House Museum is located just one block south of Colfax Avenue and five blocks east of Broadway at: 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver, CO 80203-2417

Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, CO
Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, CO



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