Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has played a strong role in the history of Salt Lake City. The city is the headquarters of the church, and many prominent buildings and landmarks relate directly to the church. Take this tour to visit some of Salt Lake City's interesting historic sites.
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Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City Map

Guide Name: Historic Sites Tour of Salt Lake City
Guide Location: USA » Salt Lake City (See other walking tours in Salt Lake City)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.7 km
Author: tamara
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Devereaux Mansion

1) Devereaux Mansion

The Devereaux House in Salt Lake City, also known as the Staines-Jennings Mansion, was built in 1857. It was designed by William Paul. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1971. The grand house and its large yard have been preserved in the middle of the city without even resorting to a perimeter fence, so the yard has the appearance of a park. The house is surrounded by larger and newer structures including EnergySolutions Arena, the Triad Center, and the Salt Lake...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Salt Lake Temple

2) Salt Lake Temple (must see)

Salt Lake Temple is the largest and best-known temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece of the 10-acre Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Although there are no public tours inside the temple (because it is considered sacred by the church and its members), the temple grounds are open to the public and are a popular tourist attraction. Due to its location at LDS Church headquarters and its historical significance, it is visited by Latter-day...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Alfred McCune Home

3) Alfred McCune Home

The Alfred McCune Home is one of the turn-of-the-century mansions on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. Built for Alfred W. McCune on the inclined south side of Capitol Hill at the northeast corner of 200 North and Main Street, the mansion has 21 rooms and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The house was built in 1900. McCune wanted his home to be an extravagant display, and to these ends he financed a two-year tour of America and Europe for his architect S. C. Dallas to study designs...   view more
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Woodruff-Riter-Stewart Home

4) Woodruff-Riter-Stewart Home

The Woodruff-Riter-Stewart Home is a mansion on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City. Originally built for Edward D. Woodruff, a Union Pacific doctor who also had a successful laundry business, the home was designed by architects Headlund and Wood and was finished in 1906. The home is an example of Renaissance architecture. Originally, the house had an interior like a traditional English home with stained glass, mahogany paneling, leather coverings, and mural-adorned walls. However, subsequent owners...   view more
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Council Hall

5) Council Hall (must see)

The Salt Lake City Council Hall is currently home to offices of the Utah Office of Tourism and The Utah Film Commission and is located on Capitol Hill. The building is historically important as the Old Salt Lake City Hall or just Old City Hall from 1866 to 1894. Council Hall was originally Salt Lake City Hall, built to replace an older, smaller city hall completed just six years earlier. This small city hall was almost immediately inadequate for the growing city, so planning work on a new City...   view more
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Memory Grove Park

6) Memory Grove Park (must see)

Memory Grove Park sits at the base of City Creek Canyon. The grove contains memorials to the nation's war veterans. The trail on the west side of the grove leads to the State Capitol Building. It is a peaceful place where you can rest, meditate or enjoy a walk. Here you will find beautiful natural views, monuments and an impressive variety of plants and...   view more
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Beehive House

7) Beehive House (must see)

The Beehive House is one of two official residences of Brigham Young, an early leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). The Beehive House gets its name from the Beehive sculpture atop the house. It was designed by Young's brother-in-law and architect of the Salt Lake Temple, Truman O. Angell, who later designed Young's other residence, the Lion House. The Beehive house was constructed in 1854, two years before the Lion House. The Lion House is adjacent...   view more
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Old Hansen Planetarium

8) Old Hansen Planetarium

The Old Hansen Planetarium at 15 South State Street in Salt Lake City has served many functions throughout its history. Originally built in 1904 as the Salt Lake City Public Library, the building was renovated in 1965 to become the Hansen Planetarium. After the planetarium closed and was replaced by the Clark Planetarium in 2003, the building was remodeled into the O.C. Tanner Company Headquarters, which opened in 2009. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Cathedral of the Madeleine

9) Cathedral of the Madeleine (must see)

The Cathedral of the Madeleine is a Roman Catholic church in Salt Lake City. It was completed in 1909, and currently serves as the cathedral, or mother church, of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. The cathedral was built under the direction of Lawrence Scanlan, first bishop of Salt Lake. It was designed by architects Carl M. Neuhausen and Bernard O. Mecklenburg. The outside is predominantly a Neo-Romanesque design, while the inside tends more toward the Neo-Gothic. Construction began in 1900 and...   view more
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Utah Governor's Mansion

10) Utah Governor's Mansion (must see)

The Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the governor of Utah and his family. It is located at 603 E. South Temple Street. Built in 1902 by United States Senator and prominent mining magnate Thomas Kearns, the house was designed by notable Utah architect Carl M. Neuhausen, who also designed the Cathedral of the Madeleine. In February 1937 Jennie Judge Kearns donated the Kearns Mansion to the state on the condition that it serve as the governor's...   view more
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Walking Tours in Salt Lake City, Utah

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

Create Your Own Walk in Salt Lake City

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
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Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 9.2 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Shopping Tour of Salt Lake City

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Travel Distance: 5.3 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Salt Lake City Temple Square Tour

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Salt Lake City is famous for its ties to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), also known as the Mormon Church. This tour around Temple Square will lead you to the Church's headquarters, the breathtaking Salt Lake City Temple and some beautiful, historic homes.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km