Original Experiences

History Comes Alive

Take a step back to when a blacksmith was a vital part of the American frontier. Enjoy a hands-on demonstration of what it took to keep progress moving at the Webb Blacksmith Shop. Also get a free gift just for stopping - a hand forged iron ring hammered from a horseshoe nail.

Nauvoo has many brick homes. Stop at the Brickyard and learn what goes into making a Nauvoo brick. You can even take a brick home with you.

At the Family Living Center you can help make a rope, knit a rug, card wool, make a candle, learn how to make a barrel and smell the delicious odor of baking bread. Click here for further information.

iDig Nauvoo

Join in an exciting effort to find the location of the home built for Samuel H. Smith in Nauvoo. Descendants and Friends of Joseph Smith Sr. family are invited to participate in a real archaeological dig this summer in Nauvoo, Illinois.

Nauvoo Walking Tour

The Way We Were Walking Tour • Nauvoo's Mulholland Street
ca. 1850-1950
The Way We Were Walking Tour of Mulholland Street is a self-guided tour describing the history of Nauvoo's business district between the 1850s and the 1960s. The tour was developed by local residents, Karen Ihrig-Gilbert and Gene Shurts and is currently maintained by the Nauvoo Historical Society. The tour won the Illinois Governor's Home Town Award in 2011 and has been a delight to many of our community's visitors. Click here to preview or download the informational sheets. Upon visiting Nauvoo, you will find printed copies for our visitors.

Historical Dance Class

Historical Dance Class

Most 1st and 3rd Thursdays

Location: Old Presbyterian Kirche, 190 N Page St, Nauvoo
Dates: Most 1st & 3rd Thursdays 7:00-8:30 pm Check the website for dates
Cost: $5 per person (subject to available space)
Phone: 801-376-9618
Website: HistoricalMerriments.com/historical-dance-classes
Online Registration: HistoricalMerriments.com/store

EXPERIENCE the joy of history and solve your dilemma of being born in the wrong century by dancing the jubilant dances of the 1800's at our Historical Dance Classes in a casual relaxed atmosphere!

Open Studio Saturdays at Nauvoo Glassworks

Open Studio Saturdays!
Location: 1090 South Warsaw St.
Dates: Saturdays 9:00-4:00 pm

Come to Nauvoo Glassworks, each of the Saturdays in July, to experience the magic of blown glass. The Studio is Open! Hours are 9:00 to 4:00. Make an appointment and take a lesson! Located on Nauvoo's sunny south side at 1090 South Warsaw St. See you there.