Some of the first settlers of the Jackson Hole Valley were homesteading Mormon pioneers, who managed to farm and raise irrigated crops in the harsh Teton terrain. Arriving from Idaho in the 1890s, they constructed cabins, log homes, and barns that had no running water or electricity, and the wooden structures still standing today offer glimpses of this pioneering past. At the famously scenic John Moulton Barn, the snow-capped peaks of the Teton Range offer a dramatic wilderness backdrop, and help to shape the ruggedly romantic feel of Wyoming’s frontier. In 1997, Mormon Row was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and remains one of the most popularly photographed spots in Grand Teton National Park.
To reach the Mormon Row Historic District, head north from Jackson on Highway 191, where past Moose Junction you’ll make a right onto Antelope Flats Road. From here, drive 1.5 miles until you see a dirt road with a pink stucco house on the corner. There is no admission fee or opening hours, and the drive is approximately 30 minutes from Jackson.