- Date: Wednesday, May 20, 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm
- Cost: $29
Discover Historic Temple Square with the LDS preservation staff. Below are tour highlights. Please note due to the Salt Lake Temple renovation, some areas maybe blocked off and might lead to slight changes in the tour itinerary
Lion House and Beehive House
Built in 1854, the Beehive House was home to Brigham Young, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and first governor of the state of Utah. It was later home to other LDS church leaders and the offices for the church for many years.
The Lion House was built in 1856 and was also the family home of Brigham Young. It gets its name from the lion statue positioned over the front entryway.
Historic Tabernacle, a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark built by Utah pioneers in 1876. Learn about its history and hear a pin drop demonstration in what is one of the most acoustically sound buildings in the world. The tour will also bring attendees behind the organ to learn about its story.
The pioneers constructed the building with blocks of irregular shaped granite from the same quarry as the Salt Lake Temple then filled in the cracks with mortar to make it look like dressed, even stone.
Salt Lake Temple Renovation Discussion
The Salt Lake Temple will be closed and under renovation for approximately four years beginning in January 2020. Learn about the amazing plans for this project and how planners are trying to deal with preservation challenges.
This tour will include extended periods of walking and standing.
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