Mountain Meadows, Utah
National Historic Landmark
"The Mountain Meadows Massacre Site in
Washington County, Utah, marks the location of the September
11, 1857, massacre of 120 emigrants by militiamen associated with the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The event was the apex of
decades of violence, mistrust, and fear."
OF THE MOUNTAIN
MEADOWS MASSACRE SITE IN 1864
From St. George, in the Southwest corner of Utah, go
north on state Highway #18 about 30 miles. Look for the signs indicating the parking lot
on Dan Sill Hill on the right side of the road.
From Cedar City, north of St. George on Highway 15, go west on state highway #56
about 35 miles to the intersection of state highways #56 and #18. Turn south
on #18 and go
about 11 miles to Enterprise. Continue on south about another 5 miles to the
Mountain Meadows. The monuments are on the south end of the valley.
Just before you go up a small rise
into the main parking lot for the 1990 monument on Dan Sill Hill, there is a road on the
left. If you take this road, you will go to the old monument in the valley
that was rebuilt in 1999.
PLEASE HELP US
As the level of awareness of the Mountain Meadows
Massacre has increased due to this web site, the news media, and its recent
designation as a National Historic Landmark, there are more and more
visitors to the area. To those who visit, we would like to ask that you please
respect the rights and property of the local
landowners and stay in the designated areas. Please - Do not cross fences or
closed gates, whether these areas are posted as No Trespassing or not.
The land that is directly around the Mountain Meadows site is private property.
There is nothing that you can see, or find, by crossing the fences. If it could have been
picked up, it already has, or it has been covered up during the years since the
Massacre. Please honor the rights of the landowners and do not enter the private
property in the area. Thank you!