Church History Museum

In celebration of International Museum Day on May 18, we’re featuring the Church History Museum located across the street from Temple Square (45 North West Temple Street)!

The Church History Museum is celebrating 30 years (1984-2014) and hosts both permanent and temporary exhibits on special themes. The permanent exhibits are collections of documents, photographs, art, sculptures, furniture and clothing from the pioneers who migrated west, covering about 160 years of history of the LDS Church. Join us for a fun educational experience for the whole family!

Free entrance.


Temporary Exhibits:


Practicing Charity: Everyday Daughters of God

(February 28, 2014 – September 15, 2014)


Portraits of Childhood: Behold Your Little Ones

(Closing September 7, 2014)


A Good Turn Daily: 100 Years of Scouting and Aaronic Priesthood

(July 29, 2013 – September 10, 2014)


A Book of Mormon Fiesta: A Latin-American Celebration

(January 06, 2011 – October 05, 2014)


No Greater Love

(September 20, 2013 – September 01, 2014)



Plan Your Visit:


45 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sat and Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Holidays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


More Information:

Location, Parking and Public Transit

Museum Store

2014 Holiday Schedule

Tours and Public Programs

Online Exhibits

Free Garden Tours on Temple Square

The design of these gardens varies from formal French parterres to old-fashioned English cottage gardens like those you might find in front of Anne Hathaway’s cottage at Stratford.
There are giant Victorian flower baskets and other garden areas featuring drought-tolerant plants native to our western deserts.

Conference Center Rooftop Prairie
The four acres of prairie on the Conference Center roof are remodeled after an authentic native grassland, with wild grasses sharing space with hundreds of native flowers that bloom throughout the summer months. These water-thrifty plants and trees use about half the water required by conventional gardens.

Gardens on the Plaza
World-renowned gardens surround the 35 acres of the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. These gardens include 250 flower beds, more than 165,000 bedding plants, and over 700 varieties of plants from all over the world. The gardens are redesigned every six months and replanted by hundreds of volunteers.


Church Office Building Plaza
50 East North Temple

Monday-Friday, 11:00am (meet at the southwest lobby)
Wednesday, 7:00pm (meet outside the southwest lobby doors)
Sunday, 10:30am (meet at the east gate of Temple Square)


Conference Center Roof
60 West North Temple

Monday-Friday, 10:00am (meet inside door 15)


No tours on holidays.
For group or private tours, please call 801-240-5916.
Free one-hour garden tours are given April – September.


*Text taken from “Gardens on the Plaza” brochure.

Concerts in the Park 2013

Summer is here and the Concerts in the Park 2013 are just around the corner!

Enjoy free, informal concerts at the beautiful Brigham Young Historic Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout June, July, and August. Concerts are one hour and all ages are welcome to attend.
Seating is limited; blankets or lawn chairs are welcome. The Brigham Young Historic Park is on the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue (North Temple), one block east of Temple Square.
In case of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoorsto the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. For concert updates, the information hotline is 801-240-3323.

No tickets needed!

JUNE – 8:00 p.m.
4 Pizzicato Strings; children’s string ensemble variety show
7 Broadway Crescendo; lilting and fun melodies of Broadway show tunes
11 Octappella; international award-winning a cappella vocal band
14 Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band; patriotic program and popular band music
18 One Clear Voice; inspirational female recording group and winners of Pearl Awards
21 Lorisa Pulotu; variety program of contemporary songs to timeless classics by singer/
25 Sam Payne and Savoy; jazz music at its finest
28 Nancy Hanson; Popular contemporary folk singer/songwriter


Peregrine Falcons – 4 EGGS!!

As of Saturday, April 20th there are 4 Peregrine Falcon eggs atop the Joseph Smith Memorial Building!!

For those of you who may not know, there are Peregrine Falcons that nest on top of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building here on Temple Square. Peregrine Falcons are an endangered species and are highly protected by the State. We are lucky to have some nesting right on our window seal! This picture is a screen shot from the webcam located in the Falcon’s nesting area. Salt Lake Peregrine Falcon’s Facebook page posted this picture on Saturday. You can follow the webcam feed by visiting

Church History Library – Men and Women of Faith Lecture

“Bruce R. McConkie: A Special Witness”

7:00pm, April 11 2013

The Church History Library will host the Men and Women of Faith Lecture “ Bruce R. McConkie: A Special Witness” featuring his son Joseph Fielding McConkie, sharing hisghtlights from the life of the former apostle. This event is free and open to the public.

The event is part of the 2013 Men and Women of Faith lecture series sponsored by the Church History Library. Lectures are held the second Thursday of every month at 7:00pm in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, 50 North West Temple.
Validate parking is available at the Conference Center. As you enter the Conference Center parking, inform the attendant that you’re going to a lecture and ask for a token to use when you exit.

For more information please call 801.240.2272 or visit

Easter on Temple Square

Celebrate Easter on Temple Square!

Church History Museum

Easter Exhibit  - “Truly this Man was the Son of God”

Dates: March 1st – June 17th, 2013

Works of art telling the story surrounding the final week of the Savior’s mortal ministry are on display in a new Easter exhibition at the Church History Museum.

For more information, visit:

Church History Museum

45 North West Temple Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84150


Music & the Spoken Word

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir weekly live half an hour broadcast Music & the Spoken Word is the nation’s longest-running network program, having run continuously since 1929. The broadcast takes place every Sunday morning at 9:30am in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Those wishing to attend should plan to be in their seats by 9:15am.

For all Tabernacle Choir upcoming events, please visit:


April 19th – April 20th

Easter Reflections Concert

The Temple Square Chorale, accompanied by the Orchestra at Temple Square, will present its annual concert on Friday, April 19 and Saturday April 20, 2013, at 7:30pm in the Tabernacle. The major work of the concert will be the Gloria by Francis Poulenc, with soprano soloist Elizabeth Pike Murdock. Ryan Murphy, associate conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and conductor of the Temple Square Chorale, will lead the evening’s concert.

*Free admission but tickets are required (Limit 6 per person).

Click here for tickets:

April Temple Square Performances

There are over 2,000 events on the thirty-five acres of Temple Square each year. It is the best place in Salt Lake City to watch uplifting and free concerts open to the public. Each month we bring unique events that celebrates music and talents from all over the world.

Check out the calendar for the detailed schedule of Temple Square performances.

Events are held in the Tabernacle or at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

FREE Chinese Art Exhibition – NOV. 2

Salt Lake Temple Maintenance – Closed June 25 – August 13, 2012

The Salt Lake Temple will be closed for maintenance, Monday, June 25th – Monday, August 13th. All other buildings on Temple Square will still be open to visitors.

Temple Square Hospitality Helps VOAUT

Volunteers of America, Utah (VOAUT) held their first annual Silver Spurs Gala at Gardner Village in West Jordan this September and we had the amazing opportunity to provide all the beautiful decorations.

Some of our wonderful staff members here at Temple Square Hospitality Corporation (TSHC), located in The Joseph Smith Memorial Building, donated linens, chargers, containers for centerpieces and of course, their time and wonderful talents.

We were excited to be a part of such a wonderful event and we’re completely honored to be featured in VOAUT’s newsletter, “The Spirit Within” (featured below).

We feel very strongly that companies should support community events which make a positive difference in people’s lives. This is how we can give a little something back. This is how we can stay united.