Places to Visit on Temple Square

Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Utah. Temple Square hosts many historic buildings, some dating back to the late 1800s! Come enjoy all the museums, libraries, and experiences that Temple Square and the surrounding campus has to offer you. 

Discover the many places to visit on or near Temple Square.

Conference Center

Conference Center

Begin your experience at Temple Square with the main visitors’ center of the Church. Guests learn more about Jesus Christ as they experience the exhibits, films, and rooftop gardens at the Conference Center.

Exterior of the Salt Lake Temple.

Salt Lake Temple

View the architecture and splendor of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–a landmark and symbol of the Latter-day Saint faith that Church members consider a sacred place for the worship of Jesus Christ.

Historic Salt Lake Tabernacle

Attend an organ concert or hear the world-famous Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.

Exterior images of the Family History Library.

FamilySearch Library

The FamilySearch Library is one of the largest genealogical libraries in the world. It is located in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, on the southwest side of Temple Square.

Special Project-Church History Museum exterior

Church History Museum

Visit the family-oriented Church History Museum, which features free self-guided exhibits that share the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as well as rotating exhibits of Latter-day Saint fine art.

Beehive House

The Beehive House

Currently closed due to renovations.
Take a tour of the Beehive House—one of the official residences of Brigham Young, who was the first governor and second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The tour focuses on Brigham Young’s role as a prophet, community leader, and family man.

Assembly Hall on Temple Square

Assembly Hall

Currently closed for renovations. Listen to a concert or take a tour of the Assembly Hall that was built in 1882 as a place of worship for local Latter-day Saint congregations in the area.

Relief Society building with the reflection of the building in the pool east of the Salt Lake Temple.

Relief Society Building

Currently unavailable. Enjoy a tour or view exhibits in the Relief Society Building. Built in 1956, this building serves as the headquarters for three organizations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, each directed by women leaders.

Church Office Building

Walk around the headquarters building that provides office space for employees of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Temple Square during the day.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Currently closed due to renovations. Enjoy the architecture of the building originally known as the Hotel Utah, listen to music in the lobby, see the bird’s-eye view of the Salt Lake Temple from the 10th floor, or enjoy the several dining options.

Church History Library

Church History Library

Discover historic artifacts and documents at the Church History Library—a facility designed to collect and preserve materials such as journals, manuscripts, and artifacts from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its members.

The Lion House

Currently closed due to renovations. Visit the Lion House, which was one of the residences of many of Brigham Young’s family members. He was the first governor of Utah and second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Brigham Young Grave sculpture
 Located in the Brigham Young Family Cemetery, 140 1st Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Brigham Young Family Cemetery

Enjoy a walk through the Brigham Young Family Cemetery, a quiet spot away from the noise of downtown Salt Lake City. The site honors the thousands of pioneers, led by Brigham Young, who crossed the plains to escape religious discrimination in the mid-1800s. 

Entrance and marker at the Brigham Young Historic Park.

Brigham Young Historic Park

Take your lunch or enjoy a stroll through the Brigham Young Historic Park—an open-lawn park located directly east and across the street from the Church Office Building on State Street and North Temple. 

Base and Meridian Stone by temple wall

Base and Meridian

View the Base and Meridian, which is a small statuette on the southeast corner of Temple Square. This spot is the point from which all city streets were named and numbered in Salt Lake City and also serves to orient many western United States cities.

Exterior Image of Welfare Square taken at dusk.

Welfare Square

Take a tour of the production and service facilities the Church uses to bless people in need all over the world. Welfare Square is open to the public for scheduled individual and group tours.

Humanitarian Center exterior

Humanitarian Center

Learn about the humanitarian efforts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The center was established in 1991 primarily to prepare charitable supplies for shipping worldwide. 

Exterior of the Osmyn Deuel log cabin on the plaza between the Family History Library and Chuch History Museum.

Deuel Cabin

Explore the Deuel Cabin, which is an original pioneer-era home built in 1847 and located directly outside the Church History Museum. The roof, walls, and posts are over 165 years old. 

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