Molly Brown House Museum, Denver

Molly Brown House Museum, Denver (must see)

The Molly Brown House Museum (also known as House of Lions) is a house located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver 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.

The house was built in the 1880s by architect William A. Lang, incorporating several popular styles of the period, including Queen Anne Style architecture, for the original owners Isaac and Mary Large.

They suffered financially from the crash resulting from the repeal of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in 1893 and were forced to sell the house. It was purchased by James Joseph Brown (J.J.), Margaret's husband, in 1894 for US$30,000 and the title was transferred to Margaret in 1898, possibly due to J.J.'s deteriorating health.

Operation hours: Tuesday — Saturday: 10 am – 3:30 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 3:30 pm
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Sight Name: Molly Brown House Museum
Sight Location: Denver, USA (See walking tours in Denver)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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