The Taylorsville Bennion Heritage Center was once the Jones Family home and dairy farm. Built in the 1900’s the Jones family had several generations living in the home and built a side farmhouse to sell their milk, cheese, and other dairy products. This tour concentrates on the Jones family house.
In 2002 the city of Taylorsville purchased the Jones home and the surrounding land. The Jones home was preserved and filled with 19th and 20th century furniture to how the community imagined the home to be like when the first Jones’ family lived there. Filled with furniture, clothes, and other household products used during that time period all thanks to the donations of the community members. The Taylorsville Historic Preservation Committee has been slowly bringing this home to it’s originally glory. The city now also uses the back area of the home as a Community Garden where members of the city can rent a plot of land to grow vegetables and herbs.
The museum is located at 1488 West 4800 South, Taylorsville, Utah 84123 and is open to the public on Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Saturdays from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You can also schedule a private tour by contacting a member of the Taylorsville Bennion Heritage Committee.