The Beehive House was the home and office of Brigham Young, the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the first governor of Utah. It sits a block east of Temple Square in Salt Lake City.
The house was completed in 1854 and was designed to accommodate some of his many wives and children. It contains many original furnishings and items owned by Young. Tours of the house are available daily from 9am to 8:30pm and last about 30 minutes.
To the left is the Lion House, which was completed two years after the Beehive House. It had 20 bedrooms and was able to accommodate more of his wives and children. Today, the house has a restaurant inside and is used for social events.
To the right, straddling State Street, is the Eagle Gate. This monumental gate was originally constructed in 1859 at the entrance to Brigham Young’s property. The gate has been enlarged twice, most recently in the 1960s. A wooden eagle used to sit on top but it was replaced with a 4,000 lb. bronze eagle.