Mormon Station State Historic Park, Genoa

#1 of 6 in Things to do in Genoa
Mormon Station State Historic Park is a state park in downtown Genoa, Nevada, interpreting the site of the first permanent nonnative settlement in Nevada. Mormon Station was originally settled by Mormon pioneers and served as a respite for travelers on the California Trail. The park features a replica of the 1851 trading post stockade that burned down in 1910. The site is memorialized with Nevada Historical Marker 12.
The reconstructed structures were begun in 1947 with $5,000 provided by the Nevada Legislature. Legislation in 1955 authorized the transfer of management of the property to the Division of State Parks, which took place in 1957. The replica trading post houses a museum with pioneer artifacts and exhibits about the station's history.
Put Mormon Station State Historic Park and other Genoa attractions into our Genoa trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Create an itinerary including Mormon Station State Historic Park
Mormon Station State Historic Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
70 reviews
  • I was unaware of the Mormon ‘reach’ during the mid-19th century. This wonderfully restored building (and neighboring shed) houses numerous artifacts from the 19th century. I felt I got a good educatio...  more »
  • A small state park in Genoa, Nevada, which has an outdoor exhibit and a very informative museum that covers the history of the area. Nice grounds and you can buy a sandwich at the Country Store and pi...  more »

Plan your trip to Genoa

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Genoa

Duration: 1​h 30​min
Duration: 3​h 30​min
Duration: 30​min

Side trips from Genoa

Duration: 3​h
Duration: 2​h 30​min
Duration: 8​h