While this home is known today as the Lucy Mack Smith home, it was built by Joseph Bates Noble and his wife, Mary. They lived in it from 1843-1846. When the Latter-day Saints left Nauvoo, the home was deeded to Lucy Mack Smith, aging mother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, so she would have a place to live. She remained here for only a few years and then moved closer to other family members. Lucy remained in Nauvoo until her death in 1856 and was buried near her husband, Joseph Smith, Sr., in the Smith Family Cemetery in Nauvoo.
Hours OpenMay to September: Mon-Sat, 9am- 6pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm // Other Months: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm
Time Period Represented1840's
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 dogs are allowed.