Nauvoo, Illinois, was the headquarters of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1839 to 1846. Under prophetic leadership, Latter-day Saints worked together to build a faith-based community and a temple overlooking the Mississippi River. Today, visitors are inspired by the preserved buildings and landscapes of this “Cornerstone of Zion.” ( Doctrine and Covenants 124:2 ).

In Nauvoo the Lord revealed truths and practices that continue to guide His Church today. His revelations to the Prophet Joseph Smith included the founding of the Relief Society, the practice of baptism and confirmation for the dead, and temple marriage. The Lord also inspired Joseph to confer priesthood keys on the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, preparing them to lead the Church if Joseph were to die. After Joseph’s death in nearby Carthage , President Brigham Young and other Apostles led the Church.
Nauvoo Temple in background looking past Lyon drug and area that will be know as temple district.

Summer season (April 1 – September 30)

Visitors’ Center
Monday – Saturday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Historic Buildings
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Winter season (October 1 – March 31)

Monday–Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Physical Address
290 N. Main Street
Nauvoo, Illinois 62354

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Last Updated On May 01, 2023