Welcome to Historic Downtown Brigham City!
Our unique historic downtown has a lot to offer - dining, shopping, entertainment, lodging, theater, arts, and more. We also have one of the finest Bird Refuges in the country, along with great museum's and performing arts organizations.
We invite you to take refuge from the crowded streets, big box retail, and chain restaurants along the Wasatch Front to visit Brigham City! It's a beautiful town with tree lined streets, stunning historic buildings, unique restaurants and shops, and headquarters of the amazing Bear River Migratory Waterfowl Refuge (pictured above).
Historic Downtown Brigham City is an organization engaged in preservation and revitalization. We are working hard to make our community a destination, but would be delighted if you just made it a rest stop on your way through.
We are constantly improving the content on this site and welcome your comments or suggestions. If you would like to learn about our activities, please enter your name and email address to the right and we will send you our one page, once a month, advertisement free newsletter.
Thanks for your visit today, we hope you'll stay a while.
David & Donna Walker, Co-Founders
Historic Downtown Brigham City
Brigham City, Utah, named after the Mormon prophet Brigham Young is not unlike many of the communities developed during the last half of the nineteenth century. Under the direction of Brigham Young, families were called to settle areas throughout Utah and neighboring states. Most of these cities shared communal economic systems, similar grid based layouts, and governing infrastructure closely aligned with the religious organization of their predominantly Latter-day Saint populations.
As Brigham City developed and church led institutions gave way to more open economic systems it began to develop it's own uniqueness, which is still present today. We'll leave it to more qualified historians to tell the history of Brigham City and focus on three very unique elements that remain today. These three elements represent the essential ideas behind Historic Downtown Brigham City. In fact, we believe the development of these three unique elements represent our best opportunity for revitalization. You will find them woven into the details of all our activities.
These are the truly unique things about Historic Downtown Brigham City:
- The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge
- Utah's Famous Fruit Way - Old Hwy 89
- The Box Elder Academy of Music & Dancing
Although historic Brigham City has wonderful tree lined streets, an unusually intact historic district, and really nice folks living here, that does not set it apart from other communities in the state; and it will not likely create sufficient interest to draw you here for a visit. But there are some truly unique things that will. And these unique elements span the seasons, providing year round opportunities for an enjoyable visit.