Brigham's Farmhouse on Salt Lake City Tour

Brigham Young Farmhouse Salt Lake City Tour

The Salt Lake City Tour takes you to such historic pioneer sights as the Brigham Young Farmhouse on the beautiful foothills of the mountains above Salt Lake City. Built in 1863 and relocated to its current spot at This is the Place Heritage Park in 1976, the stucco farmhouse was a showplace of Brigham's for foreign dignitaries and visiting guests. Brigham never lived in this house but he held square dances, musical performances, and dinner parties in the second-story ballroom of the home, which was designed in the tradition of New England inns. The adjacent farm was an agricultural experiment allowing them to test which crops would grow in the unfamiliar desert climate and soil of Utah. They grew alfalfa, sugar beets, mulberry seedlings, raised silkworms, and served as the dairy farm for Brigham's family.

 

The most popular sightseeing attractions in Salt Lake City are Temple Square, which includes the Mormon Tabernacle where the Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs on Sundays and rehearses on Thursdays, as well as where a daily organ recital occurs; the Salt Lake Temple, which is not open to the public but the gardens around the Mormon Temple provide a great setting for photography; the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, formerly a luxury hotel called the Hotel Utah; City Creek Center, a billion-dollar shopping center with landscaping that includes waterfalls and water fountains; and the Family History Library, the world's largest genealogy library. Utah State Capitol is a tourist attraction that is quite popular. Explore these attractions on a sightseeing tour of downtown Salt Lake City.