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Jacob Hamblin Home

(Last Updated On: May 24, 2016)
Jacob Hamblin Home

The tour starts on the porch. It was busy when we were there.

The Jacob Hamblin Home is one of four LDS Church Historical sites in St. George along with the Tabernacle, the Temple, and Brigham Young Winter Home (technically Hamblin’s Home is in Santa Clara).

 

This home is open for FREE tours and shows a much different side of life than Brigham Young’s beautiful home. The Jacob Hamblin home, though still large is made of stone. It is two levels with two bedrooms and a kitchen on the ground floor. There is also a large storage area, which includes Jacob’s saddle. Upstairs, there is one very large room that covers the entire house. It is filled with pioneer artifacts. This would have been where the Hamblins spent most of their time. There is also a large loft that has enough room for at least half a dozen large beds, and it is believed that the Hamblins may have rented these rooms out to travelers going by.

Jacob Hamblin Home

This is Jacob Hambin’s saddle. It looks amazing for how old it is.

Jacob Hamblin Home

The room upstairs is huge!

Jacob Hamblin Home

That door goes out to the roof. They used it to dry the laundry and food on the roof.

Jacob Hamblin Home

There is a set of steep stairs on the way up just like the Brigham Young Winter Home.

Jacob Hamblin Home

This is one of the bedrooms. That cradle turns over and becomes a bench. The pioneers never wasted anything.

There are many interesting stories told about Jacob, a Mormon and a diplomat, who brokered peace with both the Native Americans and the US Government for Brigham Young. Mr. Hamblin was quite well respected and the stories tell of his integrity and honor.

 

One other interesting aspect of this site is a large stone that was found more recently in the area. It has an inscription that reads: “J. Hamblin June 15, 1865” and has a few petroglyphs on it. No one knows the history of this stone; it was just found a few miles from the home and has been transferred to the site.

Jacob Hamblin Home

This is Jacob Hamblin. He always wore a red handkerchief and that let the Native Americans know who he was.

Jacob Hamblin Home

This is the stone that someone found–it’s so neat that it was discovered so recently.

The Jacob Hamblin Home tour is FREE and lasts about 30 minutes.

Directions: Take St. George Blvd west to Bluff St. Take a right on Bluff street and head north. Turn left (west) onto Sunset Blvd which becomes Santa Clara Dr once you enter Santa Clara. You will see the sign below and turn in just before the sign to head up to the parking lot. Watch for the blue signs along the way to help you find the home. The address is 3325 Hamblin Dr. in Santa Clara and if you use this on your GPS, it will take you up to the side of the house–just drive to the end of Hamblin drive.

The sign was down when we visited, but it is usually hanging in the front yard.

The sign was down when we visited, but it is usually hanging in the front yard.