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.
Hours OpenMay - 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
Time Period Represented1840's
Seasons OpenOpen year-round
In trying to maintain the integrity of our historical sites, we are limited in providing access for guests with mobility impairments. This home is not wheelchair accessible. Visitors need to be able to climb stairs to enter and during the tour. 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 home is an historical museum with irreplaceable artifacts, pets may not be brought inside. We appreciate your understanding. Service animals are allowed.