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.
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.
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.