Come visit the Museum and experience the home of Denver’s own Unsinkable Margaret Brown and mining magnate James Joseph Brown.

Permanent Exhibit

The House Museum

Our guided tour features a walk-through of the house, including three floors and 16 rooms. You’ll walk into the elaborate golden entryway designed to impress the Browns’ guests, view the library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, experience the Browns’ private sitting area and bedrooms, and glimpse the living and working quarters of their servants. The museum’s collections include furniture, clothing, accessories, artwork, and more from the life and times of Mrs. Brown. For more information on the museum’s collections, please visit our Collections Page.

Photo Credit: Tom McClure Photography

Permanent Exhibit

James Joseph Brown & the Peoples’ Quest for Gold

Visit our new Natural Resources Center to learn more about the man of the house, James Joseph Brown. Explore the mining endeavors that made the Browns millionaires and changed the course of history in Leadville. Discover how the quest for mineral wealth impacted the people of Colorado and transformed Denver into a growing cultural metropolis as a gateway to the gold fields.

Photo credit to Denver Public Library 

January 24, 2024 – May 19, 2024

The Rise and Fall of Mining Towns in Colorado Exhibit

J.J. and Margaret Brown collected mountain and mining-themed art works, including the painting by Helen Henderson Chain seen in the Museum’s collection today. In this spirit, the Molly Brown House Museum will showcase an exhibit of works depicting Colorado mining towns from prominent early 20th-century artists.  

The paintings in The Rise and Fall of Mining Towns in Colorado portray the rise, prosperity, and fall of these towns and the lives of those who built Colorado — the Brown family included. We invite you to journey into this forgotten world with a new lens, considering mining towns as cultural and social centers of the West. The Rise and Fall of Mining Towns in Colorado runs January 24 – May 19 and is included in Museum general admission.

Special thanks to our partners in curating this exhibit, ArtSol