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Carthage Jail

310 Buchanan, Carthage, IL 62321
+1 217-357-2989
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Interesting, but biased, presentation

After multiple visits to family in Carthage, I thought it was time to visit one the town's mist... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2018
MMMarty2ya
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Lake Worth, Florida
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Quite a place!

You begin in the visitor center, hear a short presentation by your tour guide. Then there is a... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Jamie J
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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310 Buchanan, Carthage, IL 62321
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

After multiple visits to family in Carthage, I thought it was time to visit one the town's mist important tourist atractions. I was greeted by an elder and a sister who provided me with a private tour if the facility. Between them, a short video,...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

You begin in the visitor center, hear a short presentation by your tour guide. Then there is a short video sharing the testimony of one of the living LDS Church leaders on Joseph and Hyrum Smith. Afterwards, your guides take you to the actual jail,...More

Thank Jamie J
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

Learning about Joseph and Hyram Smith and how they died in the Carthage Jail was nothing short of a miracle. This tourist destination provided insight into the Mormon religion and provided a touch of history along the way. Sister Johnson and Elder John greeted us...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Tells the story of a 19th century people and their leader, persecuted by outsiders because of their religion. This is the site and story of their leaders death. Well restored and well worth an hour or two visit. Easy to get to in center of...More

Thank Steve J
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

A visit to Carthage Jail has been on our bucket list for many years. Our visit came on a quiet rainy Tuesday, small crowds gave us plenty of time to stroll the grounds, reflect and ponder the significance of this site in Mormon history. After...More

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Carthage Jail is where Joseph and Hyrum Smith were martyred by an angry mob. The tour takes you through the jail and upstairs rooms where you can still see the bullet holes in the door, one of which hit Hyrum in the face, killing...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Joining the last visit of the day, we joined a group of young women on Conference here and were shown through the Jail by a very welcoming Missionary. The site is quite small yet of huge significance to The Church of Jesus Christ of the...More

Thank bryonia2015
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We went to Carthage to see the Jail and hear the stories, but I still found it amazing how well kept a jail built back in the 1830's was kept. The story of Joseph Smith and how he was killed still finds me asking questions...More

Thank Buckaroo94
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Site is beautiful and has many static and artistic exhibits as well as a films concerning the life and martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith who were imprisoned at the time in the Carthage Jail.

Thank okieoil
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is the place where the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith was killed by a mob. Quoting from the Weekly Herald, New York, Friday, July 12, 1844: "We yesterday received by the western mail the following particulars of the death of Joe Smith the Prophet, and...More

Thank Lauren H
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