As Nauvoo grew rapidly so did the number of Joseph and Emma Smith's guests. In 1842 Joseph built this fine frame house just across the street from the Homestead, his first Nauvoo home. As it was being finished, however, Joseph chose to add a hotel wing on the east to accommodate their many guests. This final home for Joseph and Emma gave them space to raise their children, meet with guests, and provide rooms for visitors. Today the original residence still stands. The hotel addition was demolished in 1890.
Latitude: 40.5409 Longitude: -91.391388 Elevation: 536 ft
Hours OpenMay - Oct: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov - Dec: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Jan - Feb: Group tours by appointment; March - April: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Time Period Represented1842-1844
Seasons OpenMarch - December
Tours start at the Joseph Smith Historic Site Visitor Center
Pet Friendly Notes
Not able to accomodate pets