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Kearns (Utah Governor's) Mansion

Published in Guided Tours

603 East South Temple, Salt Lake City DSC01830

A beautiful Chateauesque exterior, a stunning interior, and the dramatic story of the Kearns family make the historic Kearns Mansion one of Utah 's architectural treasures.  Thomas Kearns made a fortune on the silver flowing out of Park City mines. He spared no expense building a home that became the dazzling center of Utah 's elite social life. A world-class restoration completed in 1996 returned the mansion to its original 1902 appearance. Glimpse the gold-leafed dome and see Teddy Roosevelt's hat rack on a 40-minute guided tour of the Kearns Mansion 's first floor.

Tour Schedule and Information:


  • Tours are provided by volunteers of Utah Heritage Foundation. The tours are open to the public (by appointment only- see below).


  • Please enter the grounds from the east gate.
  • Parking is available on the east side of the mansion behind the Utah Arts Council building. The lot is accessible from H Street. For more information, call (801) 538-1005.


  • Winter Holiday Tours are Thursdays in December 1, 8, 15, and 22 of 2016 between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. by appointment only, call (801) 538-1005 - 24 hours in advance.
  • Each tour lasts approximately 40 minutes.

How Much?

  • Our winter tours are FREE.