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
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.
Acres - 3
Elevation - 5,300 ft.
Park Open - All Year
- Fees - call 800-322-3770
Visitor Center/Museum - Hours Vary
park also includes picnicking, a group pavilion, drinking
water and modern rest rooms.
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.
Statehouse State Park
PO Box 657
Fillmore, Utah 84631-0657