Beehive House

Salt Lake City, Utah

The Beehive House, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, served as President Brigham Young’s primary residence from 1855 until his death in 1877. In this home and the adjoining office, President Young carried out his duties as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, territorial governor, and superintendent of Indian affairs. Today the Beehive House is a historic site open to the public. Tours tell about President Young’s family devotion and his service as a Church and civic leader. For information about visiting the Beehive House, click or tap here.

After President Young’s death, members of the Young family lived in the Beehive House until 1893. In 1898, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased the building. It was the official residence of two Presidents of the Church. Lorenzo Snow lived there from 1898 to 1901, and Joseph F. Smith lived there from 1901 to 1918. President Joseph F. Smith was in this home on October 3, 1918, when he received a vision about the redemption of the dead (see Doctrine and Covenants 138). In 1920 the home was given to the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association. They used it as a boardinghouse until 1959.

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Podcast about the Beehive House

Listen to historians Emily Utt and Chad Orton share insights about the impact of the Beehive House on President Brigham Young’s family and on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Brigham Young the Carpenter

Learn about the background of Brigham Young, beginning when he was a carpenter in the 1820s.

Susa Young Gates and the Vision of the Redemption of the Dead: D&C 138

Read about Susa Young Gates and her husband visiting President Joseph F. Smith in the Beehive House. In that visit, Sister Gates learned something that would inspire others to do family history and temple work.

Ministry of Joseph F. Smith: A Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

Hear President Joseph F. Smith’s account of the vision he received about the redemption of the dead. He received this vision in his room in the Beehive House.

What to Expect When You Visit the Beehive House

Find information that can help you plan a visit to the Beehive House.