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“A distorted view of pioneer life, meant for the LDS faithful”
Review of Beehive House

Beehive House
Ranked #28 of 166 things to do in Salt Lake City
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Owner description: The utilitarian home of Brigham Young, the president of the Mormon Church.
Reviewed August 25, 2009

The house itself is fine, but contains no particularly interesting relics from the 19th century -- just some reasonably interesting tools. Our guides were poorly trained cheerleaders for the LDS faith. They honestly seemed to believe that Smith and Young were the first to note that open fires should be away from the house, or that food should be stored for the winter. We have been to dozens of historical houses and museums over the years. The tour we had would have been interesting to the faithful, but not to anyone else.

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Reviewed June 27, 2009

I enjoyed visiting the Beehive House. It helped me understand a bit more about Mormon society. And the singing guides were also pretty good, too

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Reviewed January 21, 2007

I have been to the Beehive House twice over the last 15 years. The first time was a pleasant tour and a nice view into the life of the man who helped pull the Mormons (LDS) together after the death of the founder Joesph Smith. My tour guide was a direct descendent of the "first" family, aka descended from his first wife of Miriam Works Young.

My most recent visit was in May, 2006 and I literally ran away trying to get away from the clutches of the two over eager young female missionaries. The ten minute tour was drawn out to an hour while the girls spent the entire time proselytizing when I told them I was not interested in converting. I know the girls were too eager to convert, but because of this I now do not recommend this site to any visitors to Salt Lake City.

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