Explore local history at the Historic Liberty Jail. During the winter of 1838-1839, Mormon Prophet and leader Joseph Smith and five others were held in the Liberty Jail. A reconstruction of the original jail now stands inside a granite rotunda, making year-round visitations possible.
The restored Liberty Jail now rests inside a granite rotunda, making annual visitations to the site possible. Originally built in 1833, the Liberty Jail was the site where Mormon Prophet and leader Joseph Smith and five others were held for approximately five months during the winter of 1838-1839.
Today, visitors can tour the historic site and learn more about Joseph Smith's life and his time at the Liberty Jail. The Historic Liberty Jail is now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
A partial replica of the original dungeon where Joseph Smith was held is there for visitors to view, giving guests a clear glimpse into the jail's past.