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Brigham Young Winter Home Historical Site, St. George
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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.
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TripAdvisor
  • We really enjoyed our tour and the educational value of learning about this home's history. Thank you! 
  • Even though I am not a Mormon, I really enjoyed the tour of this beautiful, historic home. We got there early in the morning and no other tourists, so basically, we had a private tour. Excellent guide...  more »
  • Free tours by knowledgeable and engaging guide. You get a glimpse of the experience of the settlers and their belongings and goals. We were non-LDS so we also got information about the LDS/Mormon reli...  more »
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  • 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!