Heber C. Kimball Home

Tour the first home restored in Historic Nauvoo. View artifacts owned by the family who built it. Listen to guides share stories about the Kimball family and their role in the community. 

Heber C. Kimball was a potter, a blacksmith, and an Apostle (one of the leaders of the Church). He is known to Mormons for preaching in England in the late 1830s, bringing thousands of new converts into the fold and eventually to Nauvoo itself.  Kimball and his family moved into this home in 1845 when it was yet unfinished. They were able to live in it only a short time before they had to abandon it to head west with the Mormon exodus. Dr. J. LeRoy Kimball, a great-grandson of Heber C Kimball, purchased the home in 1954 and restored it. This started an effort to acquire and restore more sites related to the Mormon period (1839-1847), and Historic Nauvoo is the result.

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Latitude: 40.545426 Longitude: -91.388039 Elevation: 559 ft
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Hours Open

May to September: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm // Other Months: Monday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm

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Open year-round

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Pet Friendly Notes

Since this home is an historical museum with irreplaceable artifacts, pets may not be brought inside.  We appreciate your understanding. Service animals are allowed.

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