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Christmas Walk December 10th

Come to Historic Nauvoo on the evening of December 10th to celebrate Christmas with us. Evening wagon rides, caroling, refreshments, musical performances, and storytelling are all part of this festive community event. Learn more here or select Activities and Events on the main menu.

Carthage Jail Featured

Across the globe, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participate in scripture study on a unified schedule. In 2021, that includes studying the history of the restored Church. This week, members will remember the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, brothers and leaders, fathers and sons. They died at the hands of a mob that stormed the county jail where they were being held on false charges. If you have never been to Carthage Jail before or have not taken a virtual tour, we invite you to schedule a tour on Zoom or plan a future visit. Until then, we invite you to experience Carthage Jail on your mobile devices through an immersive 360 virtual reality video.

Fall Performance Season Closes October 17

The Nauvoo Performing Missionaries have loved extending their stay into the Fall months, but it is time for them to return home. The final performances will be on Sunday, October 17th. The final performance of Promise will be on October 15th. We look forward to a new cast in 2022. If you haven’t had a chance to see this year’s performers, there is still time to come and experience their energy, warmth, and joy!

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.