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Liberty Jail

216 N Main St Liberty, Liberty, Missouri 64068 USA

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“Where Joseph Smith Jr. was imprisoned”

Liberty Jail is a former jail in Liberty, Missouri, USA where Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of Latter Day Saint movement, and other associates were imprisoned from December 1, 1838 to April 6, 1839 during the 1838 Mormon War. Latter Day Saints sometimes described it as a "prison temple" because of revelations received during Smith's imprisonment there, which are now recorded as Sections 121, 122, and 123 of the LDS Doctrine and Covenants. The site at 216 North Main, two blocks northwest of the Clay County, Missouri courthouse in downtown Liberty, is now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which operates a visitors' center featuring an indoor, cut-away reconstruction of the jail on the original site.

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Cool LDS history. Nice presentation.

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Liberty Jail

216 N Main St Liberty
Liberty, Missouri
64068 USA


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  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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