She was known as the Unsinkable because of her determination to return to theTitanic’s wreckage looking for survivors—but Margaret Brown lived a life worthy of her place in history long before she helped lead rescue efforts aboard the famed ocean liner. A small-town girl from Missouri, she married a successful gold miner who struck it rich in Leadville, Colorado. Throughout her life, Brown used her family name and money to fight for causes such as children’s literacy, historical preservation, miner’s rights, and women’s suffrage. Today up to 45,000 Mile High City visitors annually come to her beautifully restored home to take a peek into how the belovedTitanic survivor lived.
Museum entry is by guided tour only; purchase first-come first-served tickets from the carriage house out back or get limited presale tickets online. If time is short, cruise by as part of a Denver sightseeing motor-scooter tour.