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Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters

Omaha, Nebraska

Follow early Latter-day Saint pioneers on the many routes they took to the Salt Lake Valley. Learn about their travels by wagon, handcart, sailing ship, and train.

Mormon Trails: Pioneer Pathways to Zion, 1846–1890

Examine artifacts, paintings, and photographs that provide glimpses into the varied experiences of early Latter-day Saint pioneers.

Podcast: Winter Quarters

Listen to historian Jenny Lund as she explains how Winter Quarters was a place of sacrifice and tragedy but also a place of cooperation, hard work, and amazing accomplishment.

Podcast: The Mormon Trail

Listen to historian Mel Bashore as he shares insights about the Latter-day Saint handcart and wagon companies that crossed the plains to the Salt Lake Valley.

Podcast: A Funny Thing Happened

Listen to historians Mel Bashore, Michael Landon, and Chad Orton as they share fun stories about the Latter-day Saints’ migration to the Salt Lake Valley.

What to Expect When You Visit the Church’s Historic Sites in Nebraska and Iowa

Find information that can help you plan a visit to the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters.