Whitney Store Museum

Admission to The Newel K. Whitney General Store Museum is free.

  • Open Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – Dusk and Sundays from 11:30 a.m. – Dusk
  • Location: (Map It) 7800 Kirtland Chardon Rd. in Kirtland, Ohio
  • Phone: 440-256-9805

The Newel K. Whitney General Store Museum: This establishment was restored to its 1830 condition. Joseph Smith lived here and began the School of the Prophets in one of the upper rooms. Smith was a religious leader and founded Mormonism and the Latter Day Saint movement. When he was just 24 years old, he published the Book of Mormon. The store features more than a thousand items and replicas of merchandise that lured shoppers more than 150 years ago. Whitney’s General Store was the very first store in the Kirtland region.