Layton's connection to the Klondike Gold Rush
In 1896, John W. Burton and his brother Heber left to brave the Alaskan frontier in search of gold. Their journey did not go as expected, as was told in a series of journal entries detailing the hardships and dangers they encountered. Burton was known as a local eclectic collector and had many items to document his travels, a handful of which were donated to the museum. Stop by the museum today to relive his adventures in the Klondike!
The museum's hours are: Monday through Thursday 11 am to 6 pm, Friday 11 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm. Closed Sunday and holidays.
Layton Old Town
The mission of the Heritage Museum of Layton is to Facilitate educational experiences based on the history, people, and culture of Northern Davis County. This is accomplished through the permanent exhibit on display within the Museum. Currently featured is the history of the settlement of Layton in the 1850s when pioneers began moving into the area. The journey continues to showcase Layton's split from Kaysville and the growth of an independent town.