Trip Planner:   USA  /  Utah  /  St. George  /  Historic Sites  /  Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site

Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, St. George

(4.5/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
The Brigham Young Winter Home and Office is a historic residence and museum located in St. George, Utah. Brigham Young was the foremost Mormon pioneer and led the church to the Utah Territory. As Young grew older, his arthritis precluded him from spending winters in the Salt Lake City region, so his followers built him a winter home in St. George in the arid Dixie region of Utah. Young seasonally occupied the home and office from 1873 to 1876. The building was eventually deeded to the Utah State Parks and Recreation department and is now open as a museum.HistoryBrigham Young was a tradesman from Whitingham, Vermont who converted to Mormonism in 1830. He joined President of the Church Joseph Smith's Church of Christ in 1832 and moved to their headquarters in Kirtland, Ohio. After the church relocated to Nauvoo, Illinois, Smith named Young to the first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and named him president of the group in 1839. In 1844, the residents of Nauvoo were split over the issue of plural marriage, leading to the arrest of Smith. A mob of men assassinated Smith while he was in jail, resulting in the succession crisis.
With our custom trip planner, St. George attractions like Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
Create a full St. George itinerary
map

Plan your trip to St. George

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in St. George by other users

3 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 2 days in St. George BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Colorado Springs & Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in St. George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in St. George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Las Vegas & Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The house was historically accurate and had significance to the settling of this part of UT. However, I have never felt so much pressure to take a Book of Mormon, etc.. It was even worse than visiting...  more »
  • A beautiful and interesting house - lovely to be able to see every room maintained in an authentic state and learn about life at the time. Informative guides completing their 'mission' delivered a per...  more »
  • this is a very good place to come visit while in st. George utah, this is very historic and real, this is an amazing spiritual place.  more »
Google
  • This is a really great free tour. Brigham Young came here in the Winter to escape the cold and wet of Salt Lake. The house is furnished with original furniture and a few replicas. It is a beautiful example of the Era and life of the first state Governor and 2md prophet of the LDS church. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and polite. Great history.
  • Loved the tour. Friendly staff.
  • This is a great place to learn a bit of history of the area! Friendly staff! A must see when visiting St. George!
  • Was great to see this tour, very interesting.
  • I just moved here from Iowa and this was an awesome tour of educational and spritual experience. Elder raymond was an amazing teacher!