Historic Nauvoo

Welcome to

"Come and Be Changed"

In 1839, early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—called “Mormons”—established this place of peace and beauty on a great bend in the Mississippi River.  Today, Nauvoo is one of America’s premier historic communities. Visitors can explore more than 30 historic sites from the 1839-1846 time period all year long!

Nauvoo Historic Sites, which includes Carthage, are currently closed for physical tours due to Covid-19.

However, we are now providing live video tours of almost 20 of our historic sites. 

During your live video tour experience, you can expect to hear stories of the Saints who lived here, watch demonstrations of daily pioneer activities, and see original artifacts from the 1840s.

By clicking on the button below, you will be able to sign up to see a live video tour of one historic home at a time. We hope you will sign up to see them all! Each tour is guided by missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and conducted over Zoom in English. We also offer limited tours in Spanish and Portuguese.

Come explore more than 30 historic sites including homes, businesses, and activities in Historic Nauvoo. To learn more about the sites and history of Old Nauvoo, click below. 

Two stirring outdoor productions share stories of the Prophet Joseph Smith, building the  Nauvoo Temple,  and the emigration of thousands of Mormon converts from Britain.  To learn more, click  below.   

If you are planning for and coming with a group, our website has information you need.  Large groups (more than 25 individuals) may request reservations for shows and other activities. Start by clicking below.

National Historic Trails

Celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2018!

Learn more about the Mormon Pioneer Trail

by clicking the icon below.

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