ST. GEORGE – If you have ever wanted to meet a real pioneer, now is the time to do it. Brigham Young, Erastus Snow, Orson Pratt, Jacob Hamblin and Judge John Menzies Macfarlane are returning to St. George for three months to get acquainted with locals and visitors at Historic St. George LIVE! The tours begin at 10 a.m. daily on Tuesdays through Saturdays starting at the Art Museum in the Pioneer Center for the Arts, 47 East 200 North (across from the Main Post Office). Ticket prices are $3 per person, 12 and older; younger children are free with an adult. Each ticket also admits one person free to Sand Hollow Aquatic Center in 2011.
Buses take visitors to each venue including the Opera House, Tabernacle, Pioneer Courthouse and Brigham Young’s home. Restrooms and water are available. Guests interact with the pioneers, see a replica of the odometer that crossed the Plains, participate in a water stealing trial, hear the stories of the settlers and gain a new appreciation for those who came before us.
Historic St. George LIVE! tours are planned to entertain family and school reunions, youth and church groups, women’s and business lunch clubs, newcomers, long-time residents, tourists and bus tours. Volunteers include prominent residents of Washington County, mostly retired, who devote a week each summer to playing the part of the pioneer, bus driver or tour guide. For more information or group reservations contact Angie at 435.627.4510 ext. 112, or Sally at 435.673.5818. Also visit http://www.sgcity.org/stgeorgelive.