Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum

Territorial Statehouse State Park

Main Attractions
This state park museum is housed in the restored building used briefly as Utah's territorial capitol. It offers historic and cultural displays. There is a nice garden and picnic area.

Location
Approximately 141 miles south of Salt Lake City.
Located in the town of Fillmore, about 141 miles south of Salt Lake City.
From I-15, take either Fillmore exit and follow Main Street to 100 South. The museum is on the west side of Main Street.

Contact Information
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum
50 West Capitol Avenue
Fillmore, UT 84631-5556
435-743-5316

Seasons/Open Hours
Open Monday through Saturday year-round, 9 am. to 5 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

Entrance Fees
$2 per person ($1 for Utah Seniors 62+)
(There is a group day fee that depends on the number of people.)

Description
The museum building was original built to serve as Utah's state capitol, but only the south wing was ever completed. The existing portion was finished in time for the December 1855 meeting of the Territorial Legislature, which was the only full session held in the old statehouse. In December 1858, the seat of government was moved to Salt Lake City.

This is Utah's oldest existing governmental building. An All-American Rose Society Garden and picnic area adjoin the museum.

The museum bookstore offers a wide range of publications ranging from cookbooks, western and Utah history to historical and geological accounts of the area. There are also activity books for children. The museum gift shop carries treats along with fun activities for all ages.

Activities
View historic artifacts
Enjoy the gardens
Picnicking

Camping
No camping

Facilities
Museum with historic displays
Museum store
Modern restrooms
Picnic area
Day use pavilion

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