The Mormons and Nauvoo

                                   Date: June 3rd – Cost: $99

Join this day trip to Carthage and Nauvoo, Illinois and discover the early Mormon history. First visit the old Carthage Jail where a mob of 150 stormed the jail and murdered Joseph and Hyrum Smith. As time allows visit the Kibbe Museum just across the street and see a variety of historical exhibits including the collection from the former Funeral Customs Museum once in Springfield. There will be a lunch stop at your choice of Subway or Hardees. Then it’s on to Nauvoo where we’ll first stop at the visitor center. There’s a short film to watch on the history of the village, we’ll get our bearings and then we’ll head into the village. Enjoy a guided tour of the Joseph Smith homestead and mansion house.  Visit the gravesite of Joseph and Emma Smith. Visit the blacksmith and wainwright shops and see demonstrations and talk with interpreters. Visit the John Browning gunsmith shop and the home of Brigham Young. The day will wind down with a visit to the Mormon Temple sitting high on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. The view is spectacular! Enjoy a walkaround of the temple to see the incedible architecture and the famous sunstones that surround the temple. Then it’s back to Springfield arriving around dinner time. 

                Find your travel partner and sign up today!
                It’s going to be a fun day trip with friends!

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This is a great continuing education opportunity for historic site interpreters and volunteers to learn about the early Mormon history that was occuring at the same time as early Lincoln history and a history that has connections. Did you know that Joseph Smith had a hearing in federal court in Springfield, and that Mary and her sisters attended the hearing?

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The Carthage Jail where Joseph and Hyrum Smith were assassinated
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The Jail Cell

Highlights:

  • Old Carthage Jail
  • Kibbe Museum
  • Mormon Temple, outside
  • Village of Nauvoo
  • Joseph Smith Home & Grave
  • Brigham Young Home


Trip Includes:

  •  Coach transportation 
  • Tour director, historical commentary
  • Site donations, sites are free
  • On board water
 

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Mormon Temple on the Bluffs of the Mississippi

               Booking Information 

  • Signup deadline May 20th
  • Only 50 seats available
  • Minimum 40 or trip cancels
  • Sold first come first serve
  • All sales final, reservation is transferrable

         Mail $99 payment to:
         Springfield Walks/Tours
         425 S. 7th St. C
          Springfield, IL. 62701

                       Or call in CC payment

                               217-502-8687

                   garret@springfieldwalks.com

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Nauvoo Village Post Office

Day of Tour

  • 8:00am – check-in
  • 8:30am – depart Springfield
  • Self-pay lunch
  • 6:00pm – back in Springfield

 

Meet at Union Square Depot, 500 E. Madison St., Springfield

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The General Store
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The Tinsmith Shop
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Seventies Hall
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Joseph Smiths Red Brick Store
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The Lucy Smith Home
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The Kitchen
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Child's Bedroom
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Joseph Smith Homestead
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Joseph Smith Mansion House
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Joseph Smith Grave
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The Blacksmith's Shop
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The John Browning Gunsmith Shop
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The Wainwright's Shop
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All of our fall tours will follow CDC and State of Illinois COVID guidelines for everyone’s health and safety as much as possible. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided.