Latest Updates

Schedule Changes to Nauvoo Performances

Sunday 9/19 – The Sunday Trail of Hope performance will take place in the West Theater at the Nauvoo Visistor’s Center at approximately 5:45 p.m., immediately following the 4:30 p.m. Love of the Savior concert. The 8:00 p.m. Trail of Hope performance is cancelled.

Thursday 9/23 – The following performances have been cancelled:

  • Be Your Own Hero at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Youth of Zion at 10:30 a.m.
  • Hymns of Zion at 11:00 a.m.

Friday 9/24 – The 7:00 p.m. performance of Sunset By the Mississippi is cancelled.

Wondering about the schedule or COVID restrictions in Historic Nauvoo?

Masks are currently required indoors in Historic Nauvoo, but they are not required outside. Also, we are not requiring reservations for tours or shows through the end of 2021. In-person tours of historic buildings begin at 10:00 am and every 30 minutes until 5:00 pm (last tour begins). Signs in town indicate the starting point for each multi-stop tour.

It is best to check with Guest Services at the Visitors’ Center for current information when you arrive. They can also give you a map of the sites and provide suggestions for how to schedule your time.

New Performance Schedule August 12-October 16

We are excited to announce that, beginning August 12th, we will no longer require reservations for PERFORMANCES. Showtimes and locations have changed, so please check at the Guest Services desk in the Visitors’ Center for daily showtimes.

Nauvoo Temple District Dedicated

Sister Mary G. Cook spoke of her ancestors connected with the Edward and Ann Hunter home

After touring the Hyde, Weeks, Hunter, and Gheen homes, as well as the Jones Pavilion, Elder Quentin L. Cook met with several invited leaders and guests to dedicate the sites that are now open for tours. Sister Cook joined her husband and spoke to the audience about her ancestral ties to the Hunter home. Both affirmed their love for Nauvoo.

President and Sister Rizley, site leaders for Historic Nauvoo provided opening and closing prayers at the dedication.
Elder Quentin L. Cook dedicated the sites and spoke about the sacrifices of the early Latter-day Saints who built the temple.

Elder Cook was joined by Elder LeGrand Curtis, Jr., Church Historian, and Jane Curtis in speaking at the dedication, which was held next to the Gheen home on a beautiful spring morning, May 29th. Read more about the event in either of these two links:

https://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/elder-cook-dedication-temple-district-historic-nauvoo