Winter months great time to visit St. George (Utah) sites

For The Spectrum

(3 Feb 2002)

The St. George Temple Visitors* Center and historic sites welcome the many winter visitors that come to Dixie to enjoy the winter weather.

The center and sites are open every day of the week with presentations about the early history of the St. George area. The Visitors* Center is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The historic sites are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are greeted as they arrive with tours and presentations adapted to the visitor*s request.

The beautiful presentation of Jesus Christ in the foyer of the visitors* center sets the stage for a special experience emphasizing his role in our lives. Films and presentations are available in many languages. Come and enjoy the grounds as you walk around the temple.

The history of the building of the St. George Temple is available in the annex of the center. The center is located at 500 S. 200 East on the Southeast comer of the temple grounds.

You won*t want to miss visiting the famous old St. George Tabernacle located in the center of town on the corner of Main Street and Tabernacle. This beautiful, old building has an exciting history of miracles and the dedication of the early settlers who were building it while they were also building the beautiful white temple a few blocks away.

Take a stroll through this Tabernacle with one of the guides who help you walk back through time. Music recitals are presented Monday through Saturday at 12:15 p.m.. and a series of history and music programs are held every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. These are all free and open to the public. Watch the local newspapers for specific information or stop by the Tabernacle and pick up a program for the month.

Your visit to the Brigham Young Winter Home will be a highlight of your day. The beautiful antique furniture of the period is a "must see." So much history of the times is woven into the tours of this house.

In addition to learning more about the amazing Brigham Young, you will find out why the city was flamed St. George, how long it took a silk worm to spin a mile of silk thread and why Mulberry trees dot the landscape of the city. This house is located on Main Street and 200 North behind the white picket fence and green gates.

A trip to the west end of Santa Clara to see the Jacob Hamblin Home is worth the drive. This very rustic home built by early craftsmen gives visitors a feel for the past and the opportunity to hear the unique story of Hamblin and his role in helping forge treaties with the Native Americans. You will also learn of his role in the early colonization of the area and his assistance in exploring the Grand Canyon.

Welcome to the historic sites of St. George that enhance that special spirit of Dixie. All of the hosts at the above locations are dedicated to make your visit memorable. Appointments are not requested unless the group exceeds 15. For additional information or to make reservations you may call 673-5181.

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