“Beaver’s most spectacular historic brick building is its Territorial Court House- the eventual county courthouse. In 1876 a group of selectmen petitioned the territorial governor and legislaute for $15,000 to build a courthouse in Beaver City. The courthouse would house the Second Judicial District Court. Started in the mid-1870’s and completed in 1882, the three-story, Victorian creation is one of the finest buildings of its type in Utah. Its architect is unknown, but William Stokes, a U.S. Army soldier and one-time U.S. Marshal of Beaver, was superintendent of construction. The full basement was built of black basalt, while the main superstructure and four-sided clock tower is of red brick…. Partially destroyed by a fire in 1889, the damaged sections were immediately rebuilt and improved, with the addition of a tower to house the town clock as a bell. Today the architectural gem finds service as a museum.” (“A History of Beaver County” Martha Sonntag Bradley Copyright 1999)
The Daughters of the the Utah Pioneers run this museum.
Open Memorial Day – Labor Day
Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Large groups can call ahead to schedule a tour