Nauvoo - Missouri - Winter Quarters Tour

The Things of God are of Deep Import

Tour Summary

After leaving Ohio, the Mormons were driven in Missouri, until they arrived in Nauvoo. Here they built a beautiful city unto the Lord, with a Temple at its center.

This tour focuses on “Zion” in Jackson County, Nauvoo and Carthage, as well as the beginning of the trek west in Winter Quarters. The restoration was completed here and the Saints prepared to move where they might begin to build the Kingdom of God. This tour begins in Kansas City and ends in Omaha.

  • carthage jail stairs
  • carthage jail
  • 20 degrees below zero
  • nauvoo mansion

The Nauvoo Tour:

Best enjoyed in Summer or Winter

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Unique Experiences

The initial call to settle in Zion would serve as one of the greatest motivating factors for thousands of saints across the world.

You will see Zion, the place designated for the Saints to build a temple in preparation for the return of Jesus Christ to the earth. You will experience the great contrast of Liberty Jail, the cornerstones of Far West, and the beautiful valley where Adam rose to bless his posterity. You will see what the saints built out of a swamp in Commerce and where the greatest doctrines of the restoration were restored. The homes and gardens stand as witness to the events of this sacred place.

To stand on the banks of the Mississippi river on February 4th, the very anniversary of when the saints left Nauvoo is a thrilling experience. You will silently revel in the spirit of Carthage Jail and the sacred homestead of the Smith Family graveyard. You will see what they built, you will see how they showed their faith and how the Kingdom of God was worth more than any other thing. You will  experience Iowa, you will see, first-hand, why it took them months to cross that state.

You will understand why winter quarters is one of the most sacred places on earth, for those who died there, are never to be forgotten.  

We visit the following sites and more:

  • Kansas City Missouri
  • Jackson County Missouri
  • Independence Missouri
  • Richmond Missouri
  • Liberty Jail Missouri
  • Far West Missouri
  • Adam-ondi-Ahman Missouri
  • Quincy Illinois
  • Nauvoo Illinois
  • Carthage Illinois
  • Mt.Pisgah Iowa
  • Des Moines Iowa
  • Winter Quarters Nebraska

Pricing and Inclusions

Our tours include the following:

  • Air Fare
  • Hotels
  • Tour Guide Services
  • Transportation
  • A Journal
  • A Study Guide
  • Digital Photo Album of the Trip
  • Pre-Tour Study Materials
  • ...and most important, An Individual Experience!

Day-by-Day Itinerary

The following day-by-day itinerary is a partial list of your tour.

Your day-by-day itinerary is a partial list of your tour. The itinerary below is subject to change as needed at any time to accomplish everything we can in each area we visit. We will have local guides who will make sure we see the very best in the time we have.

Day 1, Thursday: Fly to Kansas City and enjoy Jackson County, Missouri

Day 2, Friday: Jackson County, Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam ondi Ahmen

Day 3, Saturday: Nauvoo and the Temple

Day 4, Sunday:  Church in Nauvoo and Carthage Jail

Day 5, Monday: Nauvoo

Day 6, Tuesday: Walk Down Trail of Hope on Anniversary of Saints Leaving Nauvoo. Travel across Iowa

Day 7, Wednesday: Winter Quarters and Kanesville

Day 8, Thursday: Fly Home

*If you'd like to make your own airfare arrangements, or any other travel arrangements, please let us know and we can make an adjustment to the total price.  Single room accommodations are available at a little higher price.

Pre-Trip Study Materials

Preparation can begin well before your trip starts.

One of the essential elements to a wonderful history tour is your personal preparation. We have created a number of resources that will help you prepare for your tour. These are designed to give you a summary of what you will see, some historical background and context, plenty to read, packing lists, and most of all, we want to prepare you for what you will feel and experience  →

You will also Receive a comprehensive Study Guide and Individual Journal for each Tour


Your Private Tour Guide

Since 2003, Dr. Sterling Jack has been a volunteer instructor with Seminaries and Institutes, teaching is his Passion. Upon completing his Doctorate in 2009 he has been working as a Professor and Investment Advisor.

Following years of study and research, Sterling has finally begun to share his passion and expertise for Church History, on location, where it all happened.  Visiting these places with Sterling will be a rare experience to be cherished and remember for a life time.

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