Step back in history at the Beehive House. The white-columned building was the home of Brigham Young, who was a pivotal figure in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As you tour the house, which has been converted into a museum, discover fascinating Mormon history and learn about the lives of the Young family in Salt Lake City.
After Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon Church, was assassinated in 1844, Brigham Young became its leader. Young was nicknamed "The American Moses" because he led the church members from the Midwest to Salt Lake City to escape religious persecution. He built the Beehive House in 1854. Admire the remarkably preserved home, which looks much the same today as it did over a century ago.
Beehives, a symbol of diligence and industriousness, are powerful symbols in the Mormon Church. Note how the motif pops up throughout the home and even throughout the state of Utah. Look for the large white beehive sculpture that sits atop the roof of the Beehive House.
Take a guided tour through the home. Explore a variety of rooms, including the family room, sitting room, bedroom and kitchen. Admire its authentic decor; all the rooms are furnished exactly as they would have been when the Youngs were living here in the 1800s.
Explore the Beehive House’s grounds in the adjacent Brigham Young Historic Park. Take a leisurely stroll through the lush park, which was part of Young’s farm. Admire its historic statues and serene landscaping features. During the summer, enjoy a show in the popular Concerts in the Park series on Tuesday and Friday evenings.
Visit the Beehive House any day of the week. It has generous opening hours, with tours starting every 10 minutes. Plan on setting aside about 30 minutes for your guided tour. The Beehive House has no admission fee.