Mormon Station State Historic Park

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Mormon Station State Park
2295 Main Street, Genoa, NV, United States
Mormon Station was originally a trading post established during the 1849 Gold Rush as a place for California-bound travelers to rest and purchase supplies before tackling the Sierra Nevada.  It was the first permanent non-native settlement in Nevada and was later renamed Genoa.  The park features exhibits in the museum and stockade as well as a pavilion and picnic area.

About Mormon Station

Located in the quaint town of Genoa, Mormon Station’s lush lawns and mature trees make it an idyllic location to gather with friends and family. The site of Nevada’s first permanent, non-native settlement, Mormon Station was built in 1851 as a trading post along the Carson Route of the California Trail, providing much needed supplies to weary travelers crossing the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Today, the park is home to a reconstructed version of the original 1851 trading post that burned down in 1910 and a museum with original pioneer-era artifacts. Popular annual events include the Candy Dance and Genoa Western Heritage Day's.


Group Pavilion: The park's group pavilion accommodates up to 300 people and is available on a reservation-only basis. The site is perfect for weddings, family reunions, barbecues, retirement parties and more. Electricity, a sink, a large counter, barbecue and eight picnic tables are provided. The pavilion area may be reserved from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and reservations are required. Please call the park to discuss reservations.

Museum: $1.00 entry fee. Children 12 years and younger are free. Donations help the park improve museum exhibits.

Stockade & Wagon Shed: Visit the historic stockade and wagon shed for free.

Picnicking/Day Use: The mature trees, large lawns and concrete walkways invite strollers and picnickers. Picnic tables and grills are provided under large shade trees. Restrooms are also available.

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