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Temple Square Attractions

Come visit the wonderful attractions on the thirty five acres of Temple Square located in downtown Salt Lake City.

Attractions at Temple Square

Attractions

Come visit the wonderful attractions on the thirty five acres of Temple Square located in downtown Salt Lake City. Tour historic buildings and see what life was like back in 1856 in Brigham Young's home, Listen to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir "America's Choir" and hear the legacy and history of the Mormon people. Come see how the Salt Lake Temple was built and why it took Forty Years to complete. See the artifacts of Mormon culture and history in the Museum, and search information on your ancestors. These are just a few of the wonderful attractions located at Historic Temple Square.

Church History Museum

Church History Museum

The Church History Museum uses art and artifacts to illustrate and animate the story of the Restoration and the spiritual and cultural legacy of the Latter-Day Saints.

Admission is FREE. Open 7 days a week except holidays.

Highlights include:

  • View a full-size historic log home
  • Follow a historic timeline of the Mormon Church through the Covenant Restored exhibit (self-guided or docent-led tour)
  • Learn about the impact of the church in Latin America in our interactive and multimedia exhibit "Mi Vida, Mi Historia" (also available online at www.mividaonline.org)
  • Children's interactive exhibits
  • View the death masks of church founder Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith
  • See a full-size statue of the Angel Moroni, a copy of which stands on the pinnacle of every LDS temple.
Conference Center

Garden Tours

World-renowned gardens surround the 35 acres of the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These gardens include 250 flower beds, more than 165,000 bedding plants, and over 700 varieties of plants from all over the world. The gardens are redesigned every six months and replanted by hundreds of volunteers. Free one-hour garden tours are given May through September.

  • Location: Temple Square or Church Office Building Plaza
  • Duration: 45-60 minutes
  • Hours: Tours scheduled by appointment. Call (801) 240-5916 for scheduling.
Legacy Theater

Legacy Theater

The Legacy Theater, a 500-seat theater located inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, is now playing Joseph Smith The Prophet of the Restoration.

The film shows Monday through Saturday every hour and a half from 9am-9pm. All seating is by general admission, no reservations required. For more information contact Guest Services at 801-240-1245. Closed Sunday (On Sundays the film will play in the North Visitors Center from 10:30am-7:30pm).

Humanitarian Center

Other Affiliated Attractions

  • Family Tree Center

    531 Main Street
    Park City, Utah

    • Discover your ancestors with the help of expert family history specialists
    • Search over 650 million names from around the world using FamilySearch™ Internet Genealogical Service on the center's computers
    • Try interactive videos
    • Enjoy short video segments and displays about the importance of family
    • Open daily from 10:00am to 9:00pm

    For more information, call 435-940-9502 or visit the web site at familysearch.org.

  • Humanitarian Center
  • Welfare Square
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