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Church History Museum

45 N. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: Museum detailing the history of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
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Florida, USA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

My husband and I decided to take a look inside this museum to see what it was all about. We were very interested to walk through and read all about the settlers to the area, see their mementos, and learned so much about Mormon culture and how the early settlers established Salt Lake City. Well worth the visit!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The early settlement and history of those who came to SLC well depicted with many exhibits. A model of the temple is also constructed for those who can enter the temple. Can also preregister here for the library to save time in the library. Volunteers throughout to direct and assist you.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you're a history buff and want to know more about the history of Mormonism, this is a must see. Plan to spend at least 2 hours or more. Run by senior couple missionaries, very reverent and hallowed feeling in these walls. Lots of interesting stories and artifacts that bring the LDS church history to life. A must see!

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Rancho Cucamonga
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was our first trip to SCL w/ our kids. One on our stops was the Church History Museum. Disclaimer - we are Mormon so this was significant to us. They displays are great, info is great, tours available if you desire, volunteers are there to answer any questions. There are beautiful artifacts & artwork. It has a great Boy... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Don't think of it as a museum for a religion, but think of it as a regular museum. There's a nice self guided walking tour you can take of the whole thing. It's worth it to learn of the history of the religion, but also of the history of Salt Lake City itself.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very interesting information about the history of the Mormon church from it's beginning. Art exhibit upstairs is worth 30 minutes at least.

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Tooele, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Every so often the Church History Museum displays artifacts going back over a hundred years or more from the pioneer era. How the LDS church came about and the hardships the early members had to endure...another great family and learning experience.

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Keep in mind that the Museum is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The bulk of the exhibits pertain to the Church. However, historical elements are also noteworthy and presented very well. Seven Reasons to Visit the Church History Museum 1. It's free. 2. It's very near Salt Lake City's most visited place, Temple... More

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Our family including teens toured the LDS Church History Museum. We were able to see some items belonging to an ancestor. One of the docents walked us through the first portion of the museum, and to have her explain some of the items made the visit even more interesting. Viewing the Death Masks of Joseph and Hyrum Smith was very... More

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Orlando, Florida
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153 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Whether you are religious or not, this museum can provide interesting details on the area's history and its founding religious group. The staff members do not prod you for personal information. The main floor has the best exhibits, the second floor has portraits and artifacts of previous church presidents, as well as a children's section and a boy scout history... More

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