Historic Carthage Jail

Major tourist attraction, site of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon faith, in 1844.



Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-7, Sunday 12:30-5
Fall & Spring Hours: M-S 10-5, Sunday 12:30-5
Winter Hours: M-S 10-4, Sunday 12:30-4



310 Buchanan Street
Carthage, IL  62321

Upcoming Events

Carthage Area Round Table

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Carthage Kiwanis Club

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Jason Hudy Mesmerizing Magic

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


  • Kibbe Museum Roof

    The City of Carthage will be taking bids for roof replacement on the Kibbe Museum. Bid specifications can be picked up at City Hall by prospective bidders. Bids for this project need to be delivered to the City Hall by March 29th at 4:00pm.