The Beehive House was built between 1853 and 1855 and served as home to Brigham Young when he was President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and governor of the Utah Territory. The Beehive House is now a museum that offering tours of what life was like for the Young family. The home has many period furnishings, some that were original to the house. Brigham Young also oversaw more than 350 settlements throughout present-day Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, and Alberta, Canada.
This strong work ethic and industriousness gave the Beehive House its name. The beehive is a symbol of diligence and productivity and an image of beehive is on top of the house. The beehive is a prominent symbol throughout Utah today, reminding residents of the pioneer legacy that Brigham Young helped to establish. The Beehive House served as the executive mansion of the Territory of Utah from 1852 to 1855 and was where Young entertained important guests. Brigham Young died in the home. The home was given to Young's heirs who then sold the house to the LDS Church. It was next used as the official home of church presidents Lorenzo Snow and his successor Joseph F. Smith, both of whom died in the mansion. Tours start about every 10 minutes and take around 30 minutes, Monday through Saturday.
LDS Historic Sights
Located just southeast of Temple Square at 67 E. South Temple