the Pine Valley Chapel in Utah

PINE VALLEY CHAPEL



SITE INFO


The Pine Valley chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was completed in 1868 and is the oldest chapel in continuous use in the church. Designed and built by a shipbuilder, the church is known as “a ship built upside down”. As can be seen in the attic, it is built as a ships hull turned upside down. Local granite and limestone were used for its foundation and the surrounding pine trees were used for the building. It is a two story building where the lower part was used as a school and the upper as a church. Set in a valley surrounded by beautiful mountains and trees, the church can be attended on Sunday’s throughout the year for services and can be toured throughout the week.


  • Hours

    Church services: Sunday’s 10:00 A.M.

  • Cost

    Free


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OPERA HOUSE/CONCERT HALL


Address: 212 North Main St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435)627-4525
Website: https://www.sgcity.org/arts/artsfacilities/operahouseandsocialhall

SITE INFO


In 1875, what is now known as the Opera House, was built as a wine cellar to store and make sacramental wine for the church. The “Wine Cellar” had a large upper floor which was used for social events. A new addition was added to the building in 1880 after wine was no longer stored there and a mechanical floor was installed which allowed it to be tilted towards the stage for theatrical productions. The floor could then be made level for other social events such as dances and parties. Many operettas and vaudeville shows were presented during the early 1900’s for which the building became known as the “Opera House”.


  • Hours

    June-August

    Tours of Opera House only included in St. George Live tours.

    Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am

  • Cost

    $3 Per Person

    Children under 12 are free

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DAUGHTERS OF UTAH PIONEER MUSEUM


Address: 145 N. 100 E. St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 628-7274
Website: http://dupstgeorge.org/

SITE INFO


The McQuarrie Memorial museum is owned and operated by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and was built in 1938 from the donations of Hortense McQuarrie. The museum is home to pioneer photos, stories, and relics of those who came and settled Washington County in the 1800’s. It is a fascinating place to visit and learn more about the sacrifice these pioneers made to be here and the unique history of the area. The museum can be a great resource in obtaining information and photos for those who have family ties to this area.


  • Hours

    Monday- Saturday 10AM-5PM
    Closed Sunday and Wednesday

  • Cost

    Free

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SILVER REEF GHOST TOWN


Address: 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. Leeds, UT 84746
Phone: 435-879-2254
Website: http://www.silverreefutah.org/

SITE INFO


Silver reef was a mining town established after silver was found in sandstone which is extremely rare. Silver Reef flourished from 1876 to 1890 and now only some remains still survive. Located 18 miles north of St. George the ghost town of Silver Reef has a historic museum where displays and other artifacts can be seen. Guided tours are also available.


  • Hours

    10:00 AM – 5 PM Monday, Thursday-Saturday
    Closed- Tuesday, wednesday, Sunday
    Guided tours also available at 10:30-1:00-3:00

  • Cost

    $3 per person or $10 per family

CONTACT DETAILS


  • Phone

    (435)-879-2254

  • Website

    http://www.silverreefutah.org/

  • Address

    Address: 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. Leeds, UT 84746

  • Distance from St George

    Located 15 miles north of St. George. (24 minutes driving)

  • Driving Directions

    Get Directions. From St. George, head north on I-15 for about 13 miles. Take exit 22 to S Main St. Follow S Main and then turn left onto Silver Reef Rd. to Wells Fargo Road.


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The Washington county seat hasn’t always been in St. George! It was first in New Harmony, 45 miles northeast, and then in 1863 it moved to St. George. Three years later construction began on a courthouse, and in 1876 it was completed.

Miles Romney, who supervised construction on both the St. George temple and tabernacle, also oversaw the construction of the courthouse. The basement was used as a jailhouse, the first floor as offices, and the second floor was a courtroom. When it wasn’t being used as a courtroom it was used as a schoolroom.

Some of the unique features of the courthouse include original paintings of Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, chandeliers, 18 inch thick interior walls, and a security vault. The courthouse is open for tours.


  • Hours

    Mon-Thu 9am-5pm
    Fri 9am-4pm

  • Cost

    Free

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HARRISBURG GHOST TOWN


Address: Located on Old Hwy 91 between Leeds and St George

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Originally Harrisburg was settled in 1859 under the name Harrisville after Moses Harris. The town was located where Quail Creek Reservoir is now located, but due to flooding the town moved up the creek. By 1892 the town’s population, for the most part, had moved away because of flooding, grasshopper plauges, and Indian raids. Now a ghost town, the last remains of a few stone pioneer homes are all that stand as a memorial to the town of Harrisburg.


  • Cost

    Free


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  • Location

    On Old Hwy 91 between Leeds and St George.

  • Distance from St George

    14 miles (20 mins driving)

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JACOB HAMBLIN HOME


Address: 3325 Hamblin Dr, Santa Clara, UT 84765
Phone: (435) 673-2161
Website: www.lds.org/locations/jacob-hamblin-home?lang=eng&_r=1

SITE INFO


In the 1800’s Jacob Hamblin was called to Southern Utah as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Paiute Indians. His home, located in Santa Clara, Utah, near St. George, is now a historic site where guided tours are offered to learn more about Jacob being a “friend to the Indians”, and life in a frontier town. This beautiful historic property and home is a great spot to learn more about this piece of Southern Utah’s history.


  • Hours

    Winter (October 7th – April 5th)
    Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    Summer (April 6th – October 6th)
    Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Cost

    Free

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BRIGHAM YOUNG WINTER HOME


Address: 67 West 200 North, St. George, Utah 84770
Phone: (435) 673-2517
Website: www.lds.org/locations/brigham-young-winter-home?lang=eng&_r=1

SITE INFO


The Brigham Young home was a winter home to the 2nd prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Built in the late 1800’s Brigham Young spent the last winters of his life here. He oversaw the building of the Temple and Tabernacle during this time. It is now a historic home and museum where guided tours are offered and sits beautifully among other historic homes and buildings in the area.


  • Hours

    9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    The last tour starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • Cost

    Free

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PIONEER ENCAMPMENT MALL


Physical Address: 225 S 700 E, St George, UT 84770

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The Encampment Mall, which is located on the campus of Dixie State University, is where the first Mormon pioneers camped when they arrived in St. George in 1861 to settle and grow cotton in the desert. They were the first of hundreds of families who were called by Brigham Young to come and settle in this area. It was under harsh conditions that the early pioneers endured to build what we now enjoy in this beautiful city. The Encampment Mall has a monument to honor these men and women along with beautiful landscape and statues depicting these early pioneers.

It is fitting that Dixie State University is built on this site, because one of the first things they did after setting up camp was establish a place for education to begin. Children were gathered around and taught reading, writing and arithmetic.


  • Hours

    Campus is open during daylight hours

  • Cost

    Free

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  • Address

    Physical Address: 225 S 700 E, St George, UT 84770

  • Distance from St George

    Located Downtown St George


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FORT PEARCE


Address: Fort Pearce, St George, UT 84790
Phone: (435) 688-3200
Website: http://wchsutah.org/geography/fort-pearce.php

SITE INFO


Fort Pearce was built during the Black Hawk War, a period of conflict with the Ute Indians, from 1865-1868. The 8 foot structure without roof was built to protect settlements and livestock from Indian raids. Next to the fort a large corral was built to hold in their cattle so they wouldn’t destroy the crops. The fort was built by a spring and wash and years after the fort was abandoned it served as a watering spot for travelers and their stock. There are still remains of the fort and is a historic place.

Directions:

From Warner Valley Exit

  • Head East on Warner Valley Road
  • Paved road ends and turns to dirt road
  • Continue for about 5.5 miles and turn right
  • The parking area is about 500 ft ahead
  • Walk up to the Fort

  • Hours

    Daylight Hours

  • Cost

    Free

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ST GEORGE LDS TEMPLE


Address:250 East 400 South, St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 673-5181 (Visitor Center)
Website: https://www.lds.org/church/temples/st-george-utah?lang=eng

SITE INFO


Standing in the middle and tall above all other buildings in St. George is the temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Early Mormon pioneers who settled St. George built the temple which was dedicated in 1877. It’s beautiful white architecture among the red rocks of Southern Utah is stunning and has been a beacon of light, faith and hope to many for 140 years. All are welcome to walk around it’s gardens and learn more at its visitors center located next to the temple.

Amenities: Visitor Center, Restrooms, Drinking Fountains, Religious/Historical Information

Check out these sites for more info:
https://www.lds.org/locations/st-george-utah-temple-visitors-center?lang=eng&_r=1
https://www.lds.org/church/temples/st-george-utah?lang=eng
http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/stgeorge/


  • Hours

    7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

  • Cost

    Free

CONTACT DETAILS


  • Phone

    (435) 673-5181 (Visitor Center)

  • Website

    https://www.lds.org/church/temples/st-george-utah?lang=eng

  • Address

    Address: 250 East 400 South, St. George, UT, 84770

  • Distance from St George

    Located downtown St George


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