Children at the Beehive House, home of Brigham Young

The Beehive House

Step inside the historic home of Brigham Young.

Built in 1854, the Beehive House was home to Brigham Young and other Church leaders, and also served as offices for the Church for many years. The beehive motif was placed atop the structure to symbolize the strong sense of community and diligent work ethic of the Latter-day Saints called to settle the West.

Today The Beehive House serves as a museum displaying objects belonging to Brigham Young and his family. Young was the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Utah’s first governor. Tours of the Beehive House are available and last about 30 minutes.

Brigham Young Historic Park

Brigham Young’s property is also preserved through the Brigham Young Historic Park. The beautiful green area at the southeast corner of State Street and North Temple was part of Young’s farm land. The park’s statue memorials, native landscaping, and wooden water wheel make the perfect backdrop for a family stroll.

During the summer months (June, July, and August) the park is the venue of the Concerts in the Park concert series. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the free concerts by local and international artists on Tuesday and Friday evenings. In the past, the park has also hosted Garden Talks, a series of evening presentations on various gardening topics.

* There will be NO park concert on July 22, instead “Music for a Summer Evening”, the Annual Pioneer Day Concert is presented in the Conference Center featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square. Call 801-570-0080 or visit the event page for ticket (free of charge) availability