Molly Brown House Museum’s Victorian Horrors
History, elegance, and things that go bump in the night. Stories of old meant to fill guests with fright. “Wicked Writings of Long Dead Authors” at the Molly Brown House Museum’s “Victorian Horrors” performance is a fantastic October night out on the town.
Resumes brimming with evidence of great talent, the experienced cast dazzle their audience and turn the historic home into a real haunted house. Spooky tales are read in five different rooms throughout the historic, Victorian home. The full tour lasts for about one hour. Tours begin every 15 minutes from 6 to 9 p.m. In each room we gathered ‘round, seated on the creaky wood floor, under dim lighting, and listened to the professionally depicted excerpts from eerie tales by famous authors - who had come to life for the night at the Molly Brown Mansion!
The tour began in the Library, on to Molly’s Room, there was seating in antique chairs in the 3rd Floor Ballroom, then on to J.J.’s Room, and a finale in the Kitchen. The Carriage House is located just behind the home and has a gift shop inside. There was also cider and cookies at the coffee shop next door.
Having never visited the Molly Brown House, my son and I greatly enjoyed the tour. I would imagine that the Halloween atmosphere and spooky lighting give the mansion a new feel for those who are familiar with the home. From a young boy’s perspective, my son found great bragging rights in visiting a real Victorian house – possibly haunted – after the sun had gone down!
I would recommend spending a Friday or Saturday evening in October in downtown Denver and visiting the spooktacular Haunted Mansion at the Molly Brown House! You can even buy tickets in advance online at mollybrown.org.