Brigham Young, he’s the guy BYU is named after, right? Yes. He also led the Mormon church for a long, long time.

During the three decades Brigham Young led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he directed the establishment of more than 300 communities throughout the American West. “Brother Brigham” sent the first settlers to St. George, Utah “Utah’s Dixie” or “Zion” in 1861. During his annual visits to St. George, he made plans for the construction of the temple and tabernacle.

In 1871, he purchased a house built by James Chesney in 1869. In 1873 Brigham Young added a spacious, two-story front section to the original building and property. Brigham Young spent the last winters of his life at his St. George, Utah home.

St. George locals like to joke that Brigham Young was St. George’s first snowbird (seniors that spend winters in St. George, and summers somewhere else).  In his old age, he had arthritis.  The St. George weather helped ease his pain and discomfort. If you need lodging in St. George, try our beautiful Las Palmas resort condos.

The Young home is located near other pioneer homes, many of which are also restored (address and hour information is below).  Some of the pioneer homes are open to the public, others offer tours, but some are private residences.  A few of the beautiful original St. George properties are now business locations.

You can watch an 8 minute video tour of the home below.

Brigham Young St. George, Utah House Address:
67 West 200 North
St. George, UT 84770
(435) 673-2517

Open 9am-7pm April to September, and 9am-5pm October to March.

Brigham Young Home in St. George, Utah| Mormon Property, House in Zion