Joseph Smith Mansion House

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. 

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Latitude: 40.5409 Longitude: -91.391388 Elevation: 536 ft
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Hours Open

May - 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.

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Seasons Open

March - December

Visitor Fees


Accessibility Notes

Tours start at the Joseph Smith Historic Site Visitor Center

Pet Friendly Notes

Not able to accomodate pets

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