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Welcome to

Historic Nauvoo

"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!

We are open year round!
All activities are free of charge.
Activities Include:
Nauvoo Visitors' Center- Community Tree Lighting Program- 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm
Nauvoo Visitors' Center West Theater- Nativity Program
Two shows 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Nauvoo Visitors' Center East Theater - "The Nativity"  18 min. video
Two shows 6:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Story Telling Sites- Browning Gun, Post Office, Tin Shop &
Print Shop, 6:30 to 8:45 pm.
Refreshments- Family Living Center- 6:30 to 8:45 pm.
Wagon Rides- 6:30 to 8:45 pm.

Many have asked if the Nauvoo Pageant will continue. Yes, it will!

For the official statement from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

please click on the following link:

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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