Scovil Bakery

Lucius and Lury Scovil operated this small bakery in the 1840s. The reconstructed building sits on the original foundation discovered by archaeologists in the 1960s. The Scovil's were known to be very generous, often helping other families at considerable sacrifice. Lury died soon after giving birth to twins in 1846, a month before Lucius took his other four children and joined other family members in the Mormon Exodus.

Visit the Scovil Bakery to experience a baker's lifestyle before the days of electric and gas ovens. See the baking equipment of the 1840s, including a bustle oven, an open hearth and a spider pan. Also on display is a plate Scovil commissioned while in England in honor of the Nauvoo temple. 

Before you leave, sample a delicious molasses cookie that is a crowd favorite. 

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Latitude: 40.547286 Longitude: -91.391675 Elevation: 547 ft
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Hours Open

May to September: Mon-Sat, 9am- 6pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm // Other Months: Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12pm-5pm

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Pet Friendly Notes

Since this is an historical building that functions as a museum, pets may not be brought inside. We appreciate your understanding. Service dogs are allowed.

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