The Historic Carthage Jail and Visitor Center

310 Buchanan St.
Carthage, IL 62321- Map It
Phone: (217) 577-2603

AAA Editor Notes

The Historic Carthage Jail and Visitor Center, 310 Buchanan St., was the scene of the deaths of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church, and his brother Hyrum. Jailed on charges of treason, they were killed by a mob on June 27, 1844. Thirty-minute tours of the jail include a video presentation about Joseph Smith's life. Guided tours are available.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-7, Sun. 12:30-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12:30-5, rest of year. Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing. Allow 1 hour minimum.