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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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  • 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 »
  • It is an educational little place about some of the first settlers in this area. Upstairs is not handicapped accessible of course, but can see the downstairs.  more »
  • How did these people do it? By faith in God. Carving a homestead out of this rock/sand wilderness is a tribute to so many. This free exhibit is well worth the time. Truly period pieces are freely disp...  more »
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  • Great little historical tour. Run by the LDS Church. The couple giving the tour was incredible! They were sensitive to the time we had to spend there and our interest level. Great chance for the kids to see what 19th century life could have been like. Also great involvement with the Native American history as well.
  • Really interesting from a historical perspective. The way the tours are done makes it tough with little kids, but not totally unmanageable
  • this is a must visit for anyone staying for an extended period of time. It is an awesome historical site and can provide great insight into the culture of the locals.
  • Nice place to visit if you are in the area and looking for historic landmarks to learn about. Our older kids enjoy seeing the pioneer house as well as learning about how they lived. The tours take about 20 minutes and are usually informative.
  • Very interesting historical stop to learn about Utah's pioneer heritage. Fun to see the old home and furniture. Jacob Hamblin was a peacemaker with the local native Americans.

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