Nauvoo is home to one of the most famous gunmakers in the world. Jonathan Browning of Browning guns and rifles started his first gun shop right here in Nauvoo in the 1840's. You will enjoy seeing his old shop and home. Watch a demonstration of true musket & rifle making. This is a great stop for those coming to Nauvoo.
The Way We Were Walking Tour • Nauvoo's Mulholland Street
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. All of the informational sheets can be previewed or downloaded from this website. Upon visiting Nauvoo, you will find printed copies for our visitors.
Nauvoo is home to Illinois' oldest winery. Baxter's Vineyards has been producing delicious wine here since 1851. Tour their beautiful vineyard and winery and take home pies, wines, and cheeses. You'll love historic Baxter's in old Nauvoo.