Brigham Young, president of the Mormon Church and governor of the Utah territory, lived in this genteel home with his dozen ... More
Beehive House (The)
Brigham Young, president of the Mormon Church and governor of the Utah territory, lived in this genteel home with his dozen children from 1854 until his death. Today, the house is restored with period furnishings and open to the public for tours. Named after the beehive, the state symbol signifying thrift and industry, the house stands in vivid contrast to the 300-square-foot cabin once occupied by the "prosperous" Deuel family and now displayed just two blocks west near the Museum of Church History and Art . Guided tours begin every ten minutes and are free.
It was like stepping into another world. The children loved it. We loved the history: how the garden was watered from the bathtub, the children's home school room, the West Point Grad certificate from a son, the Fairy castle window, the kitchen, Brigham Young's handcrafted chairs, the horsehair settee, the store,etc. It was stepping into another world. The gardens are wonderfull. Everyone was very pleasant.
I went to the Beehive House the first time on a field trip with my school. I found it extremely interesting and educational. I have been back many times over the years since and each time I have learned something new. I love Utah History and this is a great part of it.
i love everyting about Utah and this Beehive House!! i love all of the (Beehive shaped Doorknobs, Staircase railing, candles ETC!) it would be Awesome to go on up the stairs you can't go up:( but i enjoy what i can see of it! Thanx Again Angel
Again, this is another place that is made to cater to Mormon adults. Children simply will NOT find this interesting in the least. There are some beautiful things in the home, but what child wants to spend the day walking through a dusty old house where they can't touch anything or talk too loud? Talk them someplace fun, not this boring smelly place.
The Beehive House was very interesting, especially if you love history. However, be aware that the tour is an evangelistic tool for the Mormons. They are very friendly and kind, so the overall tour was pleasant.
We arrived late in the day and ended-up getting a personal tour of the home. We listened to a more intimate story of Brigham Young - as a family man and community leader, in the context of being in his home. We learned about Brigham Young as a real person, making him more than just a historical figure.
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