Missouri Historic Sites
Independence Visitors’ Center: Independence, Missouri
The Lord has designated Independence, Missouri, as “the center place” of Zion (D&C 57:3). Amid various places of worship, a Latter-day Saint visitors’ center stands there now—a place to learn about faith, sacrifice, and Heavenly Father’s eternal plan.
Historic Liberty Jail: Liberty Missouri
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.
Far West Temple Site: Far West, Missouri
The Far West Temple Site does not house a temple, but it tells a story of dedication and faith. When early Apostles laid cornerstones there, they showed their determination to follow the Lord’s will in spite of persecution.
Hawn's Mill Site, Braymer, Missouri
Hawn’s Mill was a bustling center of action and productivity until it became the site of a massacre. Now it is an empty field—a place of reflection.
Adam-ondi-Ahman: Jameson, Missouri
A group of Saints settled briefly in the area in 1838. Spring Hill was named “Adam-ondi-Ahman” by the Prophet Joseph Smith, as indicated by the Lord in revelation (see D&C 116). Five weeks later, on June 28, 1838, the third stake of Zion was organized there. Today it is a place of beauty and quiet contemplation.
What to Expect When You Visit the Church’s Historic Sites in Missouri