We couldn’t call ourselves Utah’s Adventure Family if we didn’t love Utah history, and Utah history means LDS Church history. We’ve visited Church History sites all across the country. We love these sites, and they are almost always FREE to visit. On this page, we summarize the LDS Church History Sites that you can visit right here in Utah. If you’d like to read a round-up of Church History sites across the US, use this link: 22 LDS Church History Sites.
Temple Square in Salt Lake City
Temple Square is a hub for quite a few LDS church history sites in Utah. You can spend the day exploring Temple Square and have so much to see and do.
**Just a quick note, Temple Square is under construction through 2024. So not everything is open and available right now.
You can tour the Conference Center and venture out on the roof.
The old Hotel Utah has a nice tour and you can watch the current movie, and visit the Family Search Center. (Closing 2023 for renovations. Reopening in 2025)
Tour the original home of Brigham Young. (Closing April 2023 to be renovated and reopening in 2025).
Catch an organ concert around lunchtime and view this amazing building.
There is a quick tour of the building and you can learn more about the Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary organizations.
Salt Lake City
There are lots of other LDS Church History Sites in the city of Salt Lake.
Stop by the monument for free, but we highly recommend spending the day visiting many historical buildings at Heritage Park. This is one of our favorite places to visit.
Take a hike to the site where Brigham Young overlooked the Salt Lake Valley.
Walk through the official Church History Museum, including lots of hands-on activities. This is across the street from Temple Square.
This museum is not run by the Church but has thousands of Pioneer artifacts including Brigham Young’s wagon.
Other Sites in Utah (North to South)
Logan Tabernacle (Logan):
This beautiful tabernacle has short tours through the historic building, but we really love the concerts in the summer.
Temple Quarry (Sandy):
This is a short walk at the south end of the valley where the granite for the temple was mined. There are just a few signposts.
Cove Fort (Fillmore):
There are tours of this old fort that take about an hour.
St. George Temple Visitor Center (St. George):
The Visitor Center has hands-on activities for the kids, as well as tours that talk about the temple and the Church.
St. George Tabernacle (St. George):
The tabernacle tour is a nice way to beat the heat in St. George since the tours are inside.
Brigham Young Winter Home (St. George):
A lot of people visit St. George, but miss the tour of this historic home.
Jacob Hamblin House (Ivins):
Located north of St. George, this guided tour is worth the time it takes to drive out to Ivins.
Fort Bluff (Bluff):
You can visit an awesome gem of an interactive museum tucked into the southeast corner of Utah.
We love learning about the history of our state and exploring all of these Church History sites in Utah. If we missed one of our favorites, you can always contact us at email@example.com.