Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is considered St. George’s first official “snowbird.” After the completion of his winter home in 1871, the “lion of the Lord” looked forward to traveling south each year as soon as the snow and cold in Salt Lake City gave him an excuse to make the 325-mile journey. On the upper floor of this charming home in the downtown historic district, President Young conducted the affairs of the Church during the winter months, including the construction of the St. George Temple, while enjoying Dixie’s temperate weather.
Today, Brigham Young’s Winter Home is part of the LDS Church’s free tour of six local historic sites. In approximately 45-minutes, at 67 W. 200 North tourists and visitors will be introduced to the area’s pioneer history; and, to the home occupied by President Young during the last few winters of his life. You’ll see the actual furniture, dishes, trunks, clothing and those other items, which provided comfort and convenience for the President and members of his southwestern Utah family. The historic residence and museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to dusk.
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