Frequently Asked Questions
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and official recommendations to exercise social distancing, the Molly Brown House Museum will be closed beginning March 14, 2020. We will reevaluate our need to remain closed on a regular basis and provide updates here and through e-mail. If you have registered for an upcoming tour or event and can no longer use your ticket we are happy to try to reschedule or to waive our usual policy and issue a full refund. We’d also be grateful to process your purchase and acknowledge your payment as a tax-deductible contribution to help sustain our organization during this time.
While no Corona virus cases have been connected to our organization we will take this time to conduct additional thorough cleaning of the Museum spaces, and we will continue to care for our collections and prepare for our upcoming exhibit on women’s suffrage.
Yes, in order to see the Molly Brown House Museum you need to be on a guided tour. There are no self-guided options.
Yes! Click here for available tour times.
Please note that presale tickets are available for select tour times only. The majority of tour tickets are still available at the Carriage House Visitors Center on a first-come, first-serve basis, on the day of visit. Online presale tickets cannot be combined with coupon or partner deals. Historic Denver and NARM members can make a reservation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 33-832-4092 ext 11.
$14 for Adults
$12 for Seniors (65+)
$10 for Juniors (age 6-18)
$12 for Military, Teachers and College Students w/ ID
- Closed Mondays
- Tuesday – Sunday: First tour starts at 10:00 am; Last tour starts at 3:30 pm
Beginning in September 2019, the Museum will welcome hundreds of local school children each week so we set aside Wednesday and Thursday mornings just for educating students. Please note, through May of 2020 most Wednesday and Thursday mornings we will not open to the public until 11:00 am.
The Carriage House Visitor’s Center and Museum Store is open from the first tour start time until 4:30pm each operating day.
All tours last approximately 45 minutes and generally start every 30 minutes, beginning on the hour and half hour. Please note that some tour times each day may be sold out or unavailable.
*On SCFD Free days, tours run every 20 minutes from 9:40am to 3:20pm*
Tours of the house generally last 45 minutes to an hour.
Because of the tour content, length of time and delicate nature of the home, this tour is not recommended for children under the age of 6 but it is up to the discretion of the adults accompanying the children. Children under the age of 6 are free.
Yes, here’s a list of our current free and reduced admission partners:
* SCFD Voter Days- Free admission for the residents of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties – must show ID. 2020 Dates: February 15, April 21, June 24 (11am-8pm), August 26, and November 11 (Veteran’s Day). On free day, please consider making a donation according to your ability. The Museum is much busier on free days, so also consider visiting on a regular admission day instead. If you have a large group or a group with special needs, we can book a tour any other day by offering free or reduced admission. No private or school group tours will be scheduled on free days.
* Blue Star Museums- The Museum participates in the Blue Star Museums Program, giving active military and up to five family members free admission to the museum from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day.
* My Denver Card- the Molly Brown House Museum is pleased to allow children with the My Denver Card free admission to the museum with an adult paying full price admission. This is valid Friday-Sunday all year, and every day during Spring Break, Winter Break, and Summer Break.
* Distinctive Destinations- National Trust Distinctive Destinations is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation featuring a group of diverse historic sites across the country that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the American story. National Trust members receive $2 off their admission price and 10% off merchandise in the Museum Store.
* NARM- The North American Reciprocal Museum Association is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world featuring 1,000+ arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members complimentary general admission and 10% off in the Museum Store. Enjoy NARM benefits by becoming a VIP Member of Historic Denver and the Molly Brown House Museum!
*Museums for All- Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 300 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card. The Molly Brown House Museum is proud to offer a reduced admission of $2 a person, for those who present their EBT card upon admission.
The Molly Brown House Museum has also partnered with several Library Districts around the Denver Metro to offer complimentary admission. Districts currently include Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Aurora, Westminster, and Longmont. Contact your local library for more information.
On-street parking is available in one and two hour increments throughout the neighborhood. There are also pay lots in the neighborhood, the closest located at the SW corner of 13th Avenue and Logan Street one block west.
Located 5 blocks away is the Cultural Center parking garage which services the Denver Art Museum and the Colorado History Museum and has hourly and daily parking rates.
Bus Parking Bus parking is located on Grant between 14th and Colfax, on the east side of the Capitol building, approximately 3 blocks west of the Museum. Additional bus parking is located on Lincoln between 14th and Colfax, on the west side of the Capitol building, approximately 4 blocks west of the Museum, and on Broadway between 14th and Colfax, on the east side of Civic Center Park, approximately 5 blocks west of the Museum.
The tour generally encompasses all three floors of the home. There are approximately 22 steps to the 2nd floor and 15 to the 3rd floor via the main staircase and 19 steps from the 2nd floor down to the 1st via the servants’ staircase. Stools are available for those who need to sit during the tour. See accessibility accommodations below for more information.
The Museum is a multi-story, Victorian-era home constructed in 1889 and as a result is not fully accessible to all persons with disabilities. The Carriage House Visitor’s Center and Museum Store is accessible on the ground level.
* Guided tours of the historic house museum are wheelchair accessible for the first floor level via a lift. The wheelchair must be able to fit on a 38″ x 52″ platform.
* Accessible parking and site access is located at the rear of the property in the alleyway adjacent to the carriage house (a permit must be displayed).
* Service animals individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability are welcome in the museum and carriage house. Non-service animals, or pets whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, are not permitted.
* Walking apparatus are permitted in the house museum and carriage house visitor’s center.
* Touch tours of the museum are available for the blind and sight limited.
* Audio headsets are available for those who need extra assistance hearing the tour guide. Tour scripts are available for the deaf.
* Tours of the museum last approximately 45 minutes and require short periods of walking, climbing 2-3 flights of stairs, and longer periods of standing. Stools are available for those who need to sit during the tour.
* Two accessible restrooms are located in the basement level of the house museum via the lift, and one in the Carriage House. A family-friendly restroom with changing station is located in the basement level of the house museum.
The Molly Brown House Museum will strive to accommodate your needs. Please contact us in advance with any accessibility questions you have about visiting the museum.
Due to tight spaces, strollers and large backpacks are not allowed in the museum. You may be asked to leave strollers in the courtyard during the tour. The museum has limited storage space, so please consider leaving your backpacks at home or in your car.
Photos are permitted. Flash, selfie-sticks, tripods, videos, and large equipment are not permitted.
Service animals individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability are welcome in the museum and carriage house. Non-service animals, or pets whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, are not permitted.
Teas are offered on a limited basis and are usually sold out well in advance. Check out our Events page for available Tea tickets. https://mollybrown.org/visit-us/events/
The cut off time for joining tours is five minutes past the start time. After five minutes, it becomes too disruptive to the ongoing tours to join late.
Each tour is capped at 20 people. The tour capacity may drop during the hotter summer months, as the home is not air-conditioned.
All ticket sales are final.
If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact the following:
- 303-832-4092 ext. 13 for Online Presale tickets no later than 24 hours before your tour start time.
- 303-832-4092 ext. 16 for Event related tickets
- 303-534-5288 ext. 5 for Walking Tour related tickets
The house itself is not air-conditioned and can therefore get very warm during the hotter summer months. Fans are scattered throughout the home and docents pass out hand fans to use while on the tour. We do recommend bringing a water bottle with you on the tour. The carriage house visitor center does have air-conditioning.
Yes, we do offer a combo ticket option to see a tour of the Molly Brown House Museum and a Walking Tour of the Capitol Hill Neighborhood during the regular Walking Tour Season (May through October). Contact the Visitor Services staff at 303-832-4092 ext. 13 or visit https://historicdenver.org/tours-events/walking-tours/ to learn more.
Generally, no. However, you can call the Visitor Services staff at 303-832-4092 ext. 13 and they can tell you if there happens to be some extra space where luggage can be kept on the day of your visit.
We also recommend checking out LUGDEN: a luggage storage and phone charging service. Offering pick-up service at Union Station, Downtown Denver Sheraton, Hilton, and Downtown Denver Air-BnB’s. They provide hourly, daily, overnight and weekly luggage storage. LUGDEN stores a wide variety of luggage and bags including skis, snowboards, golf clubs, pelicans cases, ruckpacks, hiking backpacks and anything else you don’t feel like lugging around. Walk-ups to our mobile bag check always welcome. Call them at (303) 747-5600 or visit their website to make a reservation.