The Unsinkable Molly Brown House
And historic neighborhoods of Denver!
Recommended by: John Simms
I think we’ve all heard the story of the Unsinkable Molly Brown. Visiting the Molly Brown House helps you get to know her in a whole new way. She was a woman who believed that each person can cause change if they set their mind to it. I really liked learning about her and seeing her house. You should check this place out!
The Molly Brown House Museum is lucky to be standing today. In the 1960s the house nearly met its end at the demolition of a wrecking ball. Thanks to some Denver citizens set on preserving history, the house was rescued. In 1970 the home of the famous Titanic survivor received some major TLC. Restoration efforts kicked into full swing thanks to the Historic Denver, Inc. group. The interior and exterior of Molly’s house was returned to 20th century splendor and guided tours began.
Over 45,000 visitors take guided tours of the house each year. The museum is one of a handful of local museums providing both on-site and off-site education programming. Thanks to the Historic Denver group many schools are able to benefit directly from the museum’s exhibits and knowledge of Margret “Molly” Brown.
Most of us known of Molly from the Titanic tragedy. She was one of the few survivors, and history indicates it was her sheer independence that helped add her to the list of survivors. After surviving the sinking and being rescued, Molly rallied to ensure the survivors who lost everything had a chance to restart their lives in New York. By the time the Carpathia—the rescue ship—reached New York, she had single handedly raised $10,000.
Denver is proud to showcase that this independent and caring woman came from the area. Her house stands in glory in Denver’s historic district. To miss touring the house would do her memory—and your trip—an unthinkable injustice!
1340 Pennsylvania Street, Denver, CO 80203
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|Jacob Tip: Be sure to check out the educational programs at the Molly Brown House. They offer unparalleled history of Margret “Molly” Brown and the historical district of Denver.|
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