Historic Sites

Nauvoo—Carthage Jail

Visit the restored Carthage Jail, where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. You can also tour the visitors’ center and walk through the beautiful gardens, where a life-size statue pays tribute to Joseph and Hyrum. For more sites in this area, see the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center.


    310 Buchanan
    Carthage, Illinois 62321


    217-357-2989 (Main)


    Open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday–Saturday and from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays

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