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Jacob Hamblin Home, St. George

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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.
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  • This homestead is an interesting look at pioneer life and their hardships they had to endure, it's a great afternoon sightseeing adventure.  more »
  • They have tour guides here and that tell you all about the Jacob Hamblin family and their life together. It was fun to see it and tour their home. They are relatives on my husbands side so my kids and...  more »
  • Nicely preserved historic home. The guide gave us interesting information on the local history and settlement of the area. They were knowledgeable. My little boys even got interested in a few of the p...  more »
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  • 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.
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