The Lion House

The Lion House

The Lion House, located within historic Temple Square, was first built in 1856. This gorgeous historic home was actually the home of Brigham Young for some time, Young being the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the first governor of Utah.

The home got its name from the lion statue sitting over the front entryway, an iconic symbol of strength and ferocity. Inside the home, you will find the rooms decorated with antique furniture, ornate details like the lace curtains and intricate woodwork, and artifacts such as an antique piano. This space is mostly used for hosting events today, with 9 different areas available to host, the largest space holding up to 210 guests.

You can tour this home as a part of a free Temple Square tour and see the rooms for yourself (if there isn't an event happening), the rooms including the following:

  • Social Room
  • 1875 Room
  • Parlor
  • Garden Room
  • Pioneer Room
  • Buffet Room
  • Gable Room
  • Banquet Room
  • Outdoor Garden

Also onsite you will find The Lion House Pantry, an onsite eatery offering 'exceptional home cooking with a side of history'. The eatery features authentic recipes handed down through the generations, with a daily rotating menu of foods such as roasted turkey, pineapple glazed ham, smoked salmon, and much more!


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