Provo Pioneer Village Museum
Established in 1931, the Provo Pioneer Village Museum is the oldest open-air museum in Utah, dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of the settlement and establishment of Provo, Utah Territory, between 1851 and 1869. Our museum features two historic log cabins, an adobe home built in 1852, a one-room schoolhouse, carpenter's shop, loafing shed, granary, general store, and working blacksmith shop. Docents in period dress will guide tours and produce pioneer-era items, including blacksmithing, carpentry, and rug making. During the summer a 19th century kitchen garden is cultivated behind the Haws Cabin.
Admission is free! The village is open daily on regular hours during our summer season between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and by appointment during the winter between September and May.
Special events that are honored annually include:
- Provo City Founder's Day - April 1st
- Pioneer Day - July 24th, the day Brigham Young entered the Salt Lake Valley.
- Victorian Christmas - the Friday, Saturday and Monday before Christmas
In addition, special events have been hosted at the Pioneer Village Museum in the past, including family reunions and pioneer trek preparation camps. We welcome school and youth groups, scout troops, and tour groups. Please contact the museum for information about hosting a groups of ten or more people or to prepare a special event.
We need volunteers with a passion for history. Training will be provided, please contact the Pioneer Village by email or phone for more information.