So go find the past! We’ll link you to some well-kept secrets, well-known places to go and some ideas on how to do this.
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Trail of emigrants, Pony Express riders, and the soldiers of Johnston’s Army
Follow the footsteps of those who traveled from the Wyoming border to Salt Lake City.
Bear River Heritage Area
Heritage experiences, places, food, and events in Rich, Cache, and Box Elder counties
Fielding Garr Ranch, Antelope Island State Park
An authentic ranch that operated from 1848 to 1981. You can visit the ranch house, outbuildings, and corrals.
Camp Floyd/Stagecoach Inn State Park, Fairfield
Site of a bustling camp for Johnston’s Army, with a museum in the 1858 commissary building, tours of a hotel built in 1858, a one-room schoolhouse, and the army cemetery.
Salt Lake County
This is the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City
A “historic village” with demonstrators, activities, and buildings (mostly reconstructed) from several eras.
Utah Heritage Foundation tours
Guided and self-guided tours of special Salt Lake City buildings and places.
American West Heritage Center, Wellsville
A living history farm in Cache Valley.
Box Elder County
Golden Spike National Monument
Experience railroad history in the place where one of the nation's most significant events happened.
An isolated ranch occupied by a single family from 1909 to 1967.
Fremont Indian State Park, Sevier County
Fremont Indian State Park, located off of Exit 17 on Hwy. 70 in central Utah, has 697 rock art panels, a museum housing Utah’s largest Fremont site excavation artifact collection, an award-winning family campground, and 14 trails between ¼ mile and five miles in length.
Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, Fillmore
Utah’s first “Capitol” building.
Mormon Pioneer Heritage Area
Heritage experiences, places, food, and events in Sanpete, Sevier, Piute, Garfield, Kane, and Wayne counties
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, Cedar City
A collection of horse-drawn vehicles is one of this museum’s highlights.
Visit Utah.com. See the heritage and culture section under "Things to Do."