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Molly Brown House Celebrates 20 Years Of Victorian Horrors

This quiet stately museum, Molly Brown House, will soon open its doors to nights of Victorian Halloween Horror! But no worries, it's not as scary as it sounds. Already, Molly Brown House Museum is decorated for the celebration with Victorian Halloween elements in every room, and in the event hall,a lovely display of photos, decorations and a specially made Halloween costume of the traditional Victorian material - crepe paper!

Party Hats, foods, treats, and decorations fill the dining room of the Molly Brown House Museum.
Party Hats, foods, treats, and decorations fill the dining room of the Molly Brown House Museum.Lisa Keipp
This innocent looking Victorian home of Molly Brown with soon house the 20th annual Victorian Horrors Celebration October 18,19, 25,26
This innocent looking Victorian home of Molly Brown with soon house the 20th annual Victorian Horrors Celebration October 18,19, 25,26Lisa Keipp

Starting the evening of October 18th at 6 pm, many popular Denver area actors - including David and Julie Paine, and Jim Hunt - will descend upon the house dressed as their favorite Victorian author, telling tales and giving readings from the best of Victorian horror and spooky tales. Expect to hear excerpts from the works of Mary Shelley', Mr. Poe, and H.G. Wells, to name a few.

Tours start every 15 minutes, and guests will travel from room to room throughout the house to hear the tales and get some family friendly scares. The top floor ballroom will also be open for this event; a room that is not generally seen on tours. Each tour ends in the carriage house with goodies and cider to eat, and Halloween related wares for sale. In the event hall, popular parlor games are available to play.

Everyone is encouraged to come in costume, and families are welcome - all younger visitors with receive a goodie bag!

This event is the evenings of October 18th and 19th, and October 25th and 26th. The tours start at 6 pm, the last tour will start at 8:45 pm. Each tour lasts about an hour. Tickets are $15 for members, seniors and children, $18 for non members. Tickets can be purchased for the specific time slots and days - please check here for the dates - click on the picture for your chosen day for the times, and to purchase tickets. Tickets do need to be purchased in advance.

Looking to expand the Halloween fun? Consider as well the Witches Brew Full Tea on October 26th! Come dressed in your very best witch costume, explore the decorations and the house, and enjoy a high tea in grand Victorian style. Prizes are offered for the best costumes, and vegetarian and gluten free options are available with advance notice.

Note, this is only one day, with two time slots at 11 am and 1 pm, and limited number of tickets to be sold - also purchase in advance. So if you're interested in getting your witchest self out to tea, check here to purchase your tickets today!

Please check the slide show for a sneak preview of Molly Brown House Museum's spookiest time of the year!