of Utah Pioneers Museum
in Tooele / Pioneer City Hall
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum in Tooele, also known as Pioneer
City Hall, was originally built in 1867, and is listed on the State
Historical Register. The rock used in the building was taken from
Settlement Canyon in Tooele County. Active in construction were
James Hammond, William Broad, Isaac Lee, W.C. Gollaher, John Gillespie,
George Atkin, George W. Bryan and John Gordon. The building was
used for a courthouse, city hall, jail and amusement center until
1941, when the new city hall on North Main Street in Tooele was
completed. The building was turned over to the Daughters of Utah
Pioneers for a meeting place and amusement hall, later being turned
into a Museum.
There is also
a Pioneer Log Cabin, built in 1855, on the property beside the museum.
is welcome to come in and see our many pictures, histories,
and artifacts from Tooele County. The DUP has also published
a cookbook, “Recipes Thru Time”,
with Tooele County history tidbits and pioneer pictures for $10.00.
These books, as well as pioneer histories and pictures, can be purchased by going onto our website::
of Utah Pioneers in Tooele County
The museum in Tooele is open from May through September. The museum opens on the first Friday in May and will be open every Friday and Saturday until the last Saturday in September, with the exception of July 4th (will not be open).
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The museum is closed for the winter months except by appointment.
here to view inside of the museum.