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Nauvoo Temple


The Nauvoo Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was originally built between 1841-45 but was abandoned as mobs drove the Mormons out of Illinois in 1846. Damaged first by fire and then a tornado, the structure was no longer standing by 1853. The LDS Church eventually reacquired the land in 1962 and rebuilt the temple on the original footprint between 2000-2002. The exterior of the current temple is nearly a replica of the original structure. 

While this temple is not available for public tours, individuals are welcome to stroll the grounds. Visit to learn more about the Nauvoo temple.

Latter-day Saints arriving to perform service in the temple may click here to consult the schedule.  A waiting area for family and friends is available in the Temple Arrival Center just north of the temple.