The Joseph Smith Historic Center
Nauvoo, Illinois

The Joseph Smith Historic Site retells the story of the Latter Day Saint movement in Nauvoo during the early 1840s. Within the Visitor Center, guests will find original paintings of Nauvoo by David Hyrum Smith as well as other artifacts and information about the city and its people. Guided walking tours begin at the Visitors Center, starting with a short film and continuing through the Smith family's homes. For more information on these historic properties, choose an area below.

The Visitors Center is located in Nauvoo's historic flats just off Illinois State Highway 96 at Water Street. For more information, contact us or stop by.

Admission to the Visitor Center, site orientation video, museum exhibits and store and Red Brick Store is free. There is a $3.00 preservation fee per person for the guided tour of the Smith homes.

May - October
    Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday, August 31, 2014

November - December
    Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed November 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving
    Closed December 24, 25, and 31 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays

January - February
Group tours by appointment

March - April
    Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


By e-mail: E-mail us
By phone: 217/453-2246

Or by mail at:
Joseph Smith Historic Site
PO Box 338
865 Water Street
Nauvoo, IL 62354

Visit the online Red Brick Store:

For more information on Nauvoo or Community of Christ history, try the following:

Nauvoo TourismThe Kirtland TempleHaun's Mill/Far WestCommunity of Christ Headquarters