• Martin's Cove at Devil's Gate in Wyoming

    Mormon Pioneer

    National Historic Trail IL,IA,NE,UT,WY

Things To Know Before You Come

Roadside, Auto Tour Route highway signs mark the general routes of the Mormon Pioneer National Historic Trail, approximating the trails used by pioneer emigrants. Actual wagon wheel ruts, emigrant camps and other places of interest along the trail can be visited at the sites listed throughout these web pages. Driving directions to the sites are provided from major highways and nearby towns. To follow overland trail routes between sites, consult local brochures and guides.

Entrance and parking fees may be charged at some locations and hours vary at the discretion of the site administrator. Large groups are encouraged to make prior arrangements for tours, where available. Please respect private property by staying in public areas, and help protect our national heritage by leaving trail resources undisturbed.

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Did You Know?

Jail in Carthage, Illinois where Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were murdered during a riot.

Joseph Smith and several other high church leaders were jailed here and placed under the guard of local units of the Illinois State Militia. A few days later, on June 27, 1844, a mob of some 200 men stormed the Carthage jail and murdered Joseph and his brother, Hyrum Smith. More...