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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, see Teddy Roosevelt's hat rack, and ponder the mystery of the four medallions on a 40-minute guided tour of the Kearns Mansion 's first floor.

Tour Schedule and Information:

Note: The Mansion is currently under construction. Tours will continue as scheduled unless it is unsafe to be in the building.

Who?

  • Tours are open to the general public.
  • Utah Heritage Foundation volunteer docents conduct our tours.
  • Utah Heritage Foundation also offers free education tours of the Kearns (Utah Governor's) Mansion designed for K-12 students.

Where?

  • Please enter the grounds from the east gate.
  • Parking is available on the east side of the mansion off H Street.

When?

  • Free, public tours of the Mansion:
    • Summer tours run June, July and August, every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Tours run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The last tour begins at 3:30 p.m. Please be prompt in arriving prior to or by 3:30 p.m. in order to have enough time for a tour.
  • Each tour lasts approximately 40 minutes.
  • No reservations are required for the winter and summer tours.  However, if your group is larger than 20, we would appreciate advance notice by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (801) 533-0858 extension 107.
  • For all tours outside of this schedule, please call the Utah Governor's Mansion staff at (801) 538-1005.

How Much?

  • Our summer tours are free and open to the general public.