The Joseph Smith Historic Site shares the story of the Latter Day Saint movement in Nauvoo during the early 1840s. Within the Visitor Center, guests will find original paintings of Nauvoo by David Hyrum Smith as well as other artifacts and information about the city and its people. Guided walking tours begin at the Visitors Center, starting with a short film and continuing through the Smith family's homes.
The Visitors Center is located in Nauvoo's historic flats just off Illinois State Highway 96 at Water Street. Admission to the Visitor Center, site orientation video, museum exhibits, and Red Brick Store is free. There is a $3.00 preservation fee per person for the guided tour of the Smith homes.