Beehive House – Things To Do in Salt Lake City
Atop this residence of Brigham Young is a sculpture from where the house gets its name, the Beehive House. The beehive was the symbol of the community envisioned by Brigham Young to suggest the importance of industry and cooperation, and he was known for his strong work ethic. Brigham Young also conducted business and received official visitors in the Beehive House from 1854 to 1858 while he served as both governor of the Territory of Utah and President of the Church. Note the stone pillars and chains in the picture, to which horses were tied to in earlier times. Completed in 1855, today the Beehive House is open to the public seven days a week from 9:30am to 8:30pm for 45-minute tours conducted by Temple Square missionary volunteers. If you’re interested in seeing interesting furnishings from the pioneer days, put the tour of the Beehive House on your list of things to do in Salt Lake City. The home today is attached to Brigham Young’s office, which is where public tours begin on demand. To the right of the home stands the Eagle Gate arch, the American Eagle sitting atop a beehive, marking the entrance to what was once Brigham Young’s estate.