Historic Liberty Jail
For Joseph Smith and his imprisoned companions, Liberty Jail was a place of intense suffering and glorious revelation. The jail has been re-created today as a place of contemplation and learning.
Contemplate the suffering of Joseph Smith and other captives in Liberty Jail. Ponder the power of the revelations Joseph received there.
Explore places of revelation, adversity, gathering, and memorial for Latter-day Saints in Missouri.
Gain a clearer picture of early Church history. Examine the Church’s growth and challenges in Ohio and Missouri from 1830 to 1839.
Learn about Latter-day Saints’ early journeys to Ohio and Missouri and later to Iowa and Illinois.
Portions of a letter Joseph Smith wrote to the Saints while he was imprisoned in Liberty Jail are included in three sections of the Doctrine and Covenants.
Discover stories of testimony and adversity—stories of the Whitmer family, witnesses of the truth who stayed in Missouri when the Saints moved on to Nauvoo.
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