The Joseph Smith Memorial Building was built in 1911 and was formerly known as the Hotel Utah. The building is named in honor of the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Visitors are welcomed to tour this magnificent building and enjoy the magnificent work of architecture, both inside and out.
While inside, visitors are invited to view a free premier film titled "Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration" in the Legacy Theater. The film is shown Monday through Saturday at 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 9:00 pm. Advanced reservations can be made up to three months in advance by calling (801) 240-4383 from 9:00 am through 5:00 pm MST.
The Family Search Center is also located inside the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. This center contains hundreds of millions of genealogical records from across the world. Over 150 computer workstations are available for public use, as well as guides, books, microfilm and microfiche records to aid in searching for ancestors. The Family Search Center is a great place for those who are beginning their genealogy. Experienced researchers should visit the Family History Library, which contains the world's largest collection of genealogical records. The Family Search Center is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, for more information call (801) 240-4085.
Located on the 10th floor of the Building are The Roof and The Garden restaurants, which offers both a unique dining experience and spectacular views of Temple Square. The Joseph Smith Memorial Building also offers various rooms available for special occasions such as wedding receptions and banquets.
Smith Memorial Building