Mormon History and Heritage
In 1847, the first party of Mormon emigrants, led by Brigham Young, reached the Salt Lake Valley. This story of the thousand-mile Mormon exodus from the midwest to Salt Lake has become well-known as a tale of remarkable hard work, faith, and dedication. Upon reaching Utah, these hardy men and women prospered through their wisdom and industriousness in a place once thought too dry and desertous to support modern civilization.
Fortunately, these pioneers left a rich heritage which gives tourists today insight into these admirable traits. Utah is full of Mormon historic and cultural sites which continue to fascinate and inspire visitors more than 150 years after Brigham Young declared "This is the place."
A statue of Brigham Young on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.
» Temple Square
Salt Lake Temple, Tabernacle on Temple Square, LDS Conference Center, Museum of Church History and Art, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and more.
» Family History
Research genealogy using the largest collection of free family history records in the world. Volunteers are available to guide you through the process.
» Mormon Tabernacle Choir
The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir is popularly known as "America's Choir." Weekly concerts and rehearsals are open to the public.
» Salt Lake City-area Sites
Welfare Square, This Is The Place Heritage Park, Ensign Peak, Emigration Canyon, and more.
» Mormon History Sites in Northern Utah
Logan Temple, American West Heritage Center, Brigham City Tabernacle, Martin Harris Gravesite, Ogden Pioneer Museum, Brigham Young University, and more.
» Mormon History Sites in Southern Utah
Brigham Young Winter Home, St. George Tabernacle, St. George Temple, Jacob Hamblin Home, Mormon Miracle Pageant, Old Cove Fort, and more.