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Beehive House

67 E. S. Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: The utilitarian home of Brigham Young, the president of the Mormon Church.
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Cortez, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

The "sister missionaries" were friendly but gave very little history about the home and Brigham Young. They spent most of the tour explaining why they liked their religion. I understand, but it would have been nice to hear more history. They didn't even know who Heber C. Kimball was. That was surprising. I knew more about their history of their... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Young was the first long serving leader of the Mormon pioneers. This was his first house and the interior has been recreated and preserved to its original style. It was later extended by one of his sons and this section is even more palatial.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our group of 15 toured Brigham Young's Home. I was surprised at how little the "sister missionaries" knew about the owner of the home: Brigham Young! Nearly every question was met with an unclear or vague answer. It was frustrating to listen to someone give a tour who knew nothing about the occupant. Only the main floor was toured. We... More

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North Carolina
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We waited approx. 10 minutes for our tour, which was fine, but during that time it started to become a bit of an inquisition if we were members of the Temple, did we understand the teachings, what had we seen so far, liked the best, etc, then another guide appeared and started the same questioning! I politely responded "I already... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Traveled here on my honeymoon. It is a normal Victorian building that has barely any original artifacts. They have ones from the time era but not many from Brigham Young himself.

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wilds of New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This would seem to be the prefect place to share the rich history of Brigham Young and the early years of the Mormon church in Utah. All that would be required is a staff of knowledgeable tour guides. That opportunity is squandered, however, by staffing the place with adolescent missionary girls who provide useless chatter instead of useful historical information.... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I had only 1 day & chose The Beehive House because I knew it was rich in pioneer history. I had a very nice young woman tour guide. Unfortunately she was more interested in trying to get me to talk about myself rather than her telling me about the house & Brigham Young. Luckily I had visited here a while... More

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Only had 1 full day in Salt Lake City to sightsee so tried to fit as much in as possible. Did the tour of the Beehive House which was very informative, even though we are not Mormon. The girls who did the tour were very pleasant and did not force their religious beliefs onto us as at all. Only took... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The beehive house gave us a great and brief overview of the life of Brigham Young and the life of the Mormons during their settlement in Utah. The tour was about 20 minutes long and was run by two sisters, whom were both very pleasant and made our visit enjoyable. The house was also neat to see. Great quick stop.

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Toronto, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had the opportunity to visit the first principal residence of Brigham Young & found it very interesting & definitely worthwhile. He was not only the leader of the LDS Church until his death in the 1870's but was also Governor of the Utah territory before Utah became a State. Admission to the house is free & the tour guides... More

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