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Lion House – Things to do in Salt Lake City

The Lion House was a home of Brigham Young, who was known as the Lion of the Lord. The two-story home was built in 1856 as an additional residence for Brigham Young’s large family. At one point the home had twenty wives and fifty children living under one roof. The upper levels contained bedrooms for wives and children, while the bottom level had a kitchen, dining hall, food cellar and schoolhouse. The Lion House is where Brigham passed away in 1877. Since 1968, the Lion House has been serving the public and today features reception space and a restaurant in the basement called the Lion House Pantry. Join us on the Salt Lake City Tour or the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tour to hear stories of the Lion House, as well as enjoy a meal in Brigham Young’s dining hall. Reserve your seats on the sightseeing tour bus online at

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