President Brigham Young spent the last winters of his life in the St. George area enjoying the warm weather and directing the building of the St. George Temple and Tabernacle.
As a Pioneer Museum we stand out because of our collection of local histories, photos and artifacts. We are striving to creating new displays that tell an interesting story about pioneer life and the struggles to survive in Washington County. Our goal is to be an educational resource for the communities in our county as well as introduce our many global visitors to our pioneers.
We are a Pioneer Museum with a collection of photos, artifacts and written histories of the early Washington County settlers dating from 1853 to 1900. Our organization, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, support the museum by volunteering to serve as Docents and with financial support. All of our staff and Board are volunteers. We are open from 10 AM to 5 PM daily except Wednesday and Sunday. Our hours for December are 11 AM to 3 PM. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
The leading Museum in the St. George area features fine exhibits of many cultures and times, as well as the work of local and regional artists.
The St. George Children’s Museum encourages its guests to touch, feel, play, and explore in our twelve exhibit rooms. The rooms are designed to encourage interaction between children and adults. Minds both young and old will discover a world of imagination as they play and interact with the exhibits. It is the Museum’s goal to offer and provide educational opportunities for all children and adults to learn and grow.
Visit the St. George Tabernacle, the "jewel in the desert" and a symbol of the town's pioneer beginnings. While at the tabernacle, you can also hear interesting stories about the tabernacle's glass and why the balcony had to be moved.
Our gallery specializes in museum-quality works of art from a stable of nationally-known painters and sculptors. The works of art in our gallery promise to inspire and illuminate the soul. The Mission Gallery specializes in plein air works of art.