Trip Planner:   USA  /  Utah  /  St. George  /  Jacob Hamblin Home

Jacob Hamblin Home, St. George

4.5
The Jacob Hamblin House is a historic residence and museum located in Santa Clara, Utah, near St. George, Utah. Jacob Hamblin was a Mormon pioneer and missionary who founded Santa Clara in 1854. After a flood destroyed the town, a group of missionaries constructed a new home for him on a hillside. It is now open as a museum.HistoryJacob Hamblin was born in 1819 in Ashtabula County, Ohio. His family moved to Wisconsin in 1836, and got married three years later. In February 1842, Hamblin met a group of preachers of Mormonism; only days later, he officially joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mormon officials immediately recognized his leadership gifts and offered Hamblin the chance to join them in Nauvoo, Illinois. In 1844, the residents of Nauvoo were split over the issue of plural marriage, leading to the arrest of Joseph Smith, Jr. A believer in plural marriage, Hamblin took a second wife, Rachel Judd. A mob of men assassinated Smith while he was in jail, resulting in the succession crisis. Hamblin supported Brigham Young, the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, as President of the Church. Following growing anti-Mormon sentiment around Nauvoo, Hamblin migrated west with Young on the Mormon Trail.
Our St. George trip itinerary planner makes visiting Jacob Hamblin Home and other St. George attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Source
Create an itinerary including Jacob Hamblin Home
map
Jacob Hamblin Home Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
134 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Step back in time and see how things were in a time when the pace was slower and more difficult to live. Interesting historical site.  more »
  • I found this to be very interesting. The architecture and furnishings are in excellent condition and offer a lot of insight to the culture of the era. Well worth the time to visit.  more »
  • We took a group of about 18 young women to this attraction just before we toured Brigham Young home. This is a stark contrast to that "city-living". This is a rural pioneer home with a deep US and Mor...  more »
Google
  • Nice little pioneer house with a relatively quick tour. Good for about a 1/2 hour to 45 minute stop. Some of the more popular pioneer homes in the area have more to see, but I think this is one of the more interesting because it's based on a single individual that is a better example of a "normal" pioneer home.
  • A phenomenal historical experience. My children loved learning about this unique pioneer family. We loved seeing the cotton growing, the tools to use it, and the textile examples upstairs. Loved the tour guides and the great tools and housewares they taught the children about. Free and perfect use of an hour.
  • Truly an immaculately well kept historical site. Great docent's with interesting information which brings the era of Utah settlement to life.
  • Interesting history, loved the short presentation. My only complaint is that this old home can get really crowed and in the heat of the mid-summer, almost unbearable. I have been here several times with multiple groups.
  • Good facts and story telling by the missionaries. The children were more attentive as a result.

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.

Where to stay in St. George

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in St. George by other users

10 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in St. George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Utah BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Moab, Zion National Park & St. George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in St. George BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Utah BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans