John Taylor Home

Visit one of the earliest brick homes in Nauvoo. This beautiful federal-style home was built by John Ivins and later occupied by John Taylor and his wife, Leonora, and their children. In Nauvoo, Taylor became the editor of the Church's newspaper.  As an Apostle in the Church, he was with Joseph Smith when he was murdered in Carthage. Taylor was wounded several times in the attack but later recovered. He and his family left Nauvoo with the Mormon Exodus and settled in Utah. In 1880, Taylor became the third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Latitude: 40.544669 Longitude: -91.391769 Elevation: 548 ft
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Hours Open

May - 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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Seasons Open

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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