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Church History Museum

Trace Salt Lake City’s famous links with the Mormon Church and learn about the pioneers who put the city on the map.

The Mormon Church occupies a central place in the history of Salt Lake City. At the Church History Museum you can learn how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) came into being, as well as finding out more about the people whose vision helped to establish it two centuries ago.

This fascinating museum houses an unrivalled collection of documentation and artefacts, photographs and memorabilia from the earliest days of the church up to the present time. Free guided tours led by expert volunteers will ease your passage through the museum. The hands-on Pre-Trek Tour is designed specially for younger visitors, while living history programmes offer insights into the everyday lives of the early pioneers, with presentations focusing on activities such as blacksmithing, butter churning, rag-doll making and storytelling.

The museum also hosts a programme of temporary exhibitions and special events focusing on various aspects of the church’s activities and teachings. The annual competition for artworks with a gospel theme submitted by LDS artists attracts many entries, with the winners going on display in the museum. Art prints, books and other related items can be purchased from the museum shop.

Adjacent to the Church History Museum is a small building of immense historical value. The Deuel Log Home is an original example of an early Mormon pioneer house, one of only two remaining in Salt Lake City. This wooden building dating from 1847 has been restored using authentic materials and furnished in traditional style. Guided tours reveal more about the family who lived here and the hardships they encountered in the early days of the settlement.

The Church History Museum is west of Temple Square and is open every day plus week nights. Guided tours must be arranged two weeks in advance, but you can take a self-guided tour at any time. On-street parking is free for the first two hours on Saturdays and all day Sundays, and the museum is also accessible by public transport, with a TRAX station close by.


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Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway NZ$155
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway

Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway

55 N 400 West St, Salt Lake City, UT
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Vivint Smart Home Arena and The Gateway. Clark Planetarium and Discovery Gateway Children's Museum are also within 10 minutes. Arena Station and North Temple Bridge/Guadalupe Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square NZ$120
    Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square

    Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square

    122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Family History Library, Salt Palace and City Creek Center. Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square are also within 10 minutes. Temple Square Station is only a 2-minute walk and City Center Station is 6 minutes.

      Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown NZ$190
      Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown

      Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtown

      140 South 300 West, Salt Lake City, UT
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Clark Planetarium, Vivint Smart Home Arena and The Gateway. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 15 minutes. Planetarium Station is only a 4-minute walk and Arena Station is 6 minutes.

        Little America Hotel NZ$135
        Little America Hotel

        Little America Hotel

        500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Gate College and Eccles Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 1 mile (2 km). Courthouse Station is only a 4-minute walk and Gallivan Plaza Station is 8 minutes.

          The Grand America Hotel NZ$311
          The Grand America Hotel

          The Grand America Hotel

          555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Eagle Gate College and Eccles Theater. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 1 mile (2 km). Courthouse Station is only a 3-minute walk and Gallivan Plaza Station is 8 minutes.

            Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown NZ$122
            Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown

            Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown

            230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Palace and Vivint Smart Home Arena. Temple Square and Eccles Theater are also within 1 mile (2 km). Courthouse Station is 8 minutes by foot and 900 South Station is 13 minutes.

              Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown NZ$154
              Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown

              Hampton Inn Salt Lake City - Downtown

              425 S 300 W, Salt Lake City, UT
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Pioneer Park and Vivint Smart Home Arena. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 1 mile (2 km). Planetarium Station is 11 minutes by foot and Old Greektown Station is 12 minutes.

                Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown NZ$167
                Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

                Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown

                215 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Downtown Salt Lake City, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Abravanel Hall and Vivint Smart Home Arena. Salt Palace and Temple Square are also within 10 minutes. Temple Square Station and Arena Station are within a 5-minute walk.