We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 300 N. Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone Number:
+1 801-538-1050
09:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed 09:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Museum containing memorabilia from the age of the American pioneers.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 54 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
Great museum with several floors and lots of artifacts

This museum is next to the Utah State Capitol. Its a great place to see lots of pioneer artifacts. I think it is the largest I have ever seen of its kind. It is free (with a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
cheryle h
Kearns, Utah
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 45: English reviews
Kearns, Utah
Level Contributor
28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum is next to the Utah State Capitol. Its a great place to see lots of pioneer artifacts. I think it is the largest I have ever seen of its kind. It is free (with a donation box on site). This museum could take a couple of hours and they have a fun museum hunt for you if you... More 

Thank cheryle h
New York
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

A fabulous museum that has loads of things to see from several decades of western pioneers. The basement includes a carriage house with numerous wagons while the upper floors contain everything from clothing to personal effects. A great place to spend an hour or more.

Thank roamer61
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
168 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When I lived in SLC I used to take visitors here. It is 4 stories of Mormon Pioneer memorabilia and so interesting. You could spend several hours looking and reading about the Pioneers who came from Navo, Illinois to get away from prosecution. I am not Mormon but I still like to come here. It is great for kids too

Thank TucsonGrammy
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This museum houses the largest collection of pioneer artifacts in the country. They are organized by type, from rudimentary medical instruments to musical instruments hauled overland from the east coast. They demonstrate the culture of a people who left modern civilization in Europe or the eastern US to forge a fresh start in an unknown land. It is almost impossible... More 

Thank Momx10
Moe, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a huge place to visit ,there are 200,000 items housed and on display over 4 levels . Lots of items belonging to the early Mormon pioneers . Must see the refurbished fire truck ,it is a piece of art in its self . Not really suited to young kids as there is a lot of reading involved .you... More 

Thank billt1958
Magalia, California
Level Contributor
129 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is the best collection of pioneer artifacts I have ever seen. Four floors of historical collections that took me back. For example, the carriages and buggies were amazing. One could see how people lived, not an easy life with all of the daily tools and implements they had hand crafted. Note that these were not replicas but the real... More 

Thank gordonrlangford
Spokane, Washington
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I like museums that have tons of stuff to look at, and this place is the best example I've seen! Four floors of pioneer artifacts and photos, tools, wagons, clothing, hand hewn furniture, clothing, art, all from pioneers of the area.

Thank Dawn H
Lapeer, Michigan
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This museum was really packed full of collections! The staff was informative and helpful. Lots to see here. Really something for everyone's interest. firetrucks, dolls, textiles, tools, pottery, art...etc etc..

Thank kateclark2015
Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
75 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I’m not Mormon or even that religious but I do like history and antiques and there is plenty of that here. We were visiting the Park City area and wanted to spend a day in Salt Lake City. This was one of 4 places we visited including Red Butte Gardens, the Tracy Aviary, and Temple Square. We ended up spending... More 

1 Thank Lance B
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
175 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The well kept and displayed artefacts in this extensive museum take the visitor back in time and make it possible to imagine what it might have been like to travel as a pioneer and then settle in a new place. This free museum is a must if you are interested in pioneer history. And its free.

Thank TripAffine

Travellers who viewed Pioneer Memorial Museum also viewed


Been to Pioneer Memorial Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pioneer Memorial Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?