SALT LAKE CITY - Starting June 1, Utah Heritage Foundation docents will guide summer tours of four historic sites in Salt Lake City.
The Utah Theatre, Kearns Mansion (Governor's residence), Salt Lake City and County Building, and Meditation Chapel in Memory Grove Park will welcome visitors during the summer months. All tours are free.
Utah Heritage Foundation docents will provide interesting historical and factual information during guided tours of these iconic Utah places. Additional self-guided historic tours in Salt Lake City may be downloaded from Utah Heritage Foundation's website: www.utahheritagefoundation.org.
For the first time, monthly tours of the historic Utah Theatre will be included in the Foundation's summer guided tour program. The Utah Theater opened in 1920 at an estimated cost of $2,250,000. The auditorium of the theater was built in the center of the block. Access to the theater from Main Street is provided by a long hallway. The original building was built in 1872 or earlier, and has been used by the Masons, Auerbach Brother's Department Store, Shipler Photo, Cox Brothers Billiards, and Shapers Travel Goods. It originally had a third story, but it was removed in about 1937. The theatre has been closed for more than two decades and is now owed by the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City.Utah.
Utah Theatre, 148 South Main Street
June 9, July 14, August 11 from 10 AM to noon
Tours begin every 10 minutes
Kearns Mansion (Governor's Residence), 603 East South Temple.
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 PM - 4 PM June through August.
Tours are approximately 40 minutes. Last tour begins at 3:30 PM.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 South State Street.
Every Monday at 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM, June through August.
Meet guides at second floor security desk. Tours are approximately 1 hour.
Meditation Chapel in Memory Grove, 485 North Canyon Road.
Every Wednesday from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, June through September.
Two additional tours by reservation. Guided tours of the McCune Mansion and Marmalade District may be scheduled two weeks in advance for groups of ten or more. The cost for these tours is $5 per person. Arrangements are made by calling 801-533-0858 extension 104.
Self Guided Tours From the foundation's website, www.utahheritagefoundation.org, maps and information about self-guided tours may be found for Historic Downtown and Historic South Temple Street, as well as a downloadable audio tour for the Historic Warehouses and Gateway District.