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 Utah Travel Center State ParksTerritorial Statehouse


Description. Utah's oldest existing governmental building is the Territorial Statehouse in Fillmore. In anticipation of Utah's statehood, Brigham Young directed construction of the building as the state's capitol. Only the south wing was ever completed. The existing portion was finished in time for the December 1855 meeting of the territorial legislature, which was the only full session held in the old statehouse. In December 1858 the seat of government was returned to Salt Lake City.

The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers restored the Territorial Statehouse and reopened it as a museum in 1930. The old capitol building became Utah's first state park in 1957 and today houses a pioneer collection from the time period of the Utah Territory, 1850 to 1896. There are additional historic buildings, a picnic area and an All-American Rose Selection rose garden adjacent to the museum.

Park Information

  •   Acres - 3
  •   Elevation - 5,300 ft.
  •   Park Open - All Year
  •   Day-use Only
  •   Fees - call 800-322-3770
  •   Visitor Center/Museum - Hours Vary

The park also includes picnicking, a group pavilion, drinking water and modern rest rooms.

Some of the nearby activities include fishing, swimming, hiking/biking trails and off-highway vehicle trails.

For updated information regarding facilities for the physically challenged, contact the park.

Permits and Passes. The Single Park Permit is $50 and allows the cardholder and up to seven guests in the same private vehicle day-use entrance into Territorial Statehouse State Park. The permit is valid for the current calendar year. The Five-Day Pass is $15 and allows day-use entrance to most Utah state parks for five consecutive days.

Territorial Statehouse State Park
PO Box 657
Fillmore, Utah 84631-0657
(435) 743-5316

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