The “unsinkable” Molly Brown remains immortalized in the Molly Brown House Museum. A testament to the life and times of this lively and worldly aristocrat, the house itself has a history to tell alongside the one of Ms Margaret “Molly” Brown.
Margaret “Molly” Brown earned her “unsinkable” moniker by her stubborn tenacity and, more directly, for her survival of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Her survival is one of life’s funny circumstances, however, because though she refused to board a lifeboat in the hopes of aiding other passengers, she was thrown in against her will. Returning safely to land, she then lobbied Congress to pass into law that every cruise ship keep a life-vest and a seat on a lifeboat for every passenger they take aboard, regardless of class. This law is why the first day upon a cruise ship, or when first occupying a plane, you must be familiarized with its safety devices and exit strategies.
Margaret “Molly” Brown went on from this success to champion civil rights for the under-represented and, among other things, was largely responsible for the basic structure of the Juvenile Court System. Within the Molly Brown House Museum you’ll learn all about her history, her fabulous wealth, and how the Molly Brown House itself nearly fell into ruin, but was saved from demolition.
The Molly Brown House Museum is located at 1340 Pennsylvania Street in Denver. Tours start every half an hour, but some tour times may be sold out or unavailable. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children.