Beehive House, Salt Lake City, Utah
67 E. S. Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111| Map |
Visitors to the Beehive House will see how Mormon church founder Brigham Young and his family lived in 1855. The older of his two homes, the Beehive House in Salt Lake City is a now museum offering free, 30-minute tours of the play room, wash room, kitchen, family store, bedroom and a gathering/sitting room -- all decorated to appear as they would have during Brigham Young's life. Visitors will also learn about Young, who earned the nickname The American Moses by leading the beleaguered church members from Illinois to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 to escape persecution. Once in Utah, Young worked tirelessly to establish a civilization, serving as territorial governor from 1850-1856 in addition to his role as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A beehive sits atop the house, symbolizing Young’s work ethic. The name of the mansion is drawn from this theme, the beehive being a symbol of diligence and productivity.
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Tips for Families
After visiting the Beehive House, families seeking lunch or a snack can walk next door to Young’s second former home, the Lion House, which houses a cafeteria.
Address: 67 E. S. Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111| Map
Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am - 9 pm More Info
Price: Free More Info