Browse the shelves of an 1840s drugstore and discover what made this store important to every resident in Nauvoo. Learn what a "bee box" is.
Dry goods, textiles, medicines, hardware, chinaware, and all kinds of household items were sold in this store owned by Windsor Lyon (1809-1849). Lyon did not travel West with the Mormon Exodus but moved to Iowa City, Iowa, for the last three years of his life.
May to September: Mon-Sat, 9am- 6pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm // Other Months: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm
Time Period Represented
In trying to maintain the integrity of our historical sites, we are limited in providing access for guests with mobility impairments. This store is not wheelchair accessible. Visitors need to be able to climb stairs to enter. However, interior photos are available on request, and tour guides are often able to come outside and talk about the home.
Pet Friendly Notes
Since this restored shop is an historical museum with irreplaceable artifacts and many loose items, pets may not be brought inside. We appreciate your understanding. Service dogs are allowed.