Built in 1858, it was one of the first homes built outside the fort that protected the pioneers from marauding Indians. This house is remarkably preserved and almost unaltered. It is built in the square cabin-type style found throughout Mormon settlements.
Bessey was a cabinet maker, shoemaker and farmer, as well as a civic and church leader. This home was one of the first homes built outside the Manti Forts, encouraging community development.
400 North 300 West
Manti, UT 84642