A National Historic Landmark maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to honor the faith, courage, and industry of the Mormon pioneers. Open 365 days a year. Restored homes, shops, businesses, and public buildings of the 1840s. Rides. Children’s activities. Demonstrations. Live entertainment. Free to the public.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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.
The Family Search Center offers visitors free assistance in searching out ancestral records, building a family pedigree, learning how to do family history research, and more. The facility has several computers available to patrons who are researching their family history online using FamilySearch.org or other resources. The center offers free access to many online accounts, and volunteers can assist visitors with creating their own FamilySearch account to use at home. This Family Search Center is one of several thousand Family History Centers around the world operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to assist all people in finding and recording their roots.
Located in the Nauvoo State Park, the Rheinberger House museum contains many articles dating back to pioneer times. It features a stone-arched wine cellar and a summer kitchen.The original four room house was built in the 1840s. A 3-acre original vineyard is behind the house and still produces grapes for guests to sample in the fall.
The Weld House Museum is located at 1380 Mulholland Street, in Nauvoo's business district. It is named for Dr. John F. Weld. Dr Weld was a physician who came in 1837 and lived in the house from 1842-1846. Each room of the museum represents a timeline period including Native Indian artifacts, Nauvoo's first settlers, a Mormon display and Nauvoo's newspapers. Upstairs features an Icarian Room, the Bolton/Bollin Room, a River Room, the Schneider/Hummel Room, and the Frances Clark and Merchant Room.