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Beehive House

67 E. S. Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
801-240-2672
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: The utilitarian home of Brigham Young, the president of the Mormon Church.
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wilds of New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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Miami
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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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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The Lion House and the Beehive House were both homes belonging to Brigham Young, who led the Mormon pioneers across the Great Plains to settle in the Salt Lake Valley. They are located next to each other on South Temple Street. Tours are given by sister missionaries at the Beehive House. Visitors are taken through the meticulously furnished rooms of... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

As this was a free tour you really can't complain about anything, but as a large group we weren't able to go upstairs which was disappointing. I don't think that was made clear enough when we started the tour. However, it was interesting and informative and the Sisters are definitely passionate about what they do. You get a bit of... More

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The free house tour was very nice. It is led by volunteer Mormon "sisters" who are on their 18 month missionary. TIP: If you participate in a private tour in any of the Mormon properties, expect to be asked about your religion and other personal details. However, they are not pushy; you simply need to be assertive.

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Elk Grove, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I should have believed the reviews. I visited the Beehive House many years ago as a teenager, and remember seeing a lot more of the house then. The tour guides were nice but not knowledgable about much of the history associated with the house. We were shown (what seemed like) less than ten rooms--the guides bypassed at least two rooms... More

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Vail, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This building is an important part of the history of the area and with good guides it would have made a tremendous difference. I'm afraid ours did not even know why the building is called the Beehive House or much else. We learned other basic facts by reading plaques placed around the outside of the building. Still it was good... More

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