LOCATION: Northeast of Historic Nauvoo Visitors’ Center on Partridge Street
Opens in spring when whether permits; closes in winter months
APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF GUIDED TOUR: One to three hours, depending on the trail you select
Experience a handcart trek similar to the one some of the Mormon pioneers endured 150 years ago.
Although most early pioneers traveled west using a covered wagon and team of oxen, there were some who couldn’t afford such travel accommodations.
The less expensive handcart, much like a large, shallow wheelbarrow, allowed the poorer of the Mormons to afford the journey west. Because travel was more difficult with a handcart, it became a familiar symbol of dedication and duty to God.
Historic Nauvoo’s handcart experience is a self-guided trek for families or groups who want to get a first-hand feel for what the pioneers had to face.
For reservations and more information, please call Tickets and Tours at 217-453-2237, ext. 122.
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