LDS Church History Tours

LDS Church History Tours

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kirtland-building LDS Church History Tours For Youth – Summer 2017  Three dates to choose from!  Each trip has the same itinerary and the same price.  Feel the spirit as we visit the sacred sites of the Restoration.  Learn from experienced educators, set apart missionaries, and each other.  Our Youth trips sell out several months early.  Your $350 first payment reserves your spot and is fully refundable until 90 days prior to departure.  If your ward/stake youth camps end up conflicting with our tour dates, we can move you to another tour date, or refund your money.
 Carthage Ultimate LDS Church History Tour – October 2-12, 2017SOLD OUT See it all on this amazing, spiritual journey to ALL the sites of the Restoration!  Join us as we visit the Sacred Grove, Hill Cumorah, Grandin Press, Fayette, Susquehanna, the new Priesthood Restoration Site, Historic Kirtland, Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Nauvoo, Carthage Jail, and so much more!
kirtland-building Palmyra and Kirtland – October 2-7, 2017   – SOLD OUT  Visit Palmyra, Fayette, Susquehanna, and Kirtland!  Join us as we visit the Sacred Grove, Hill Cumorah, Grandin Press, Peter Whitmer Farm, Susquehanna River, John Johnson Farm, Newell K Whitney Store, Kirtland Temple, and so much more!  We will also have time to attend the Palmyra Temple.
 nauvoo-mormon-temple  Beautiful Nauvoo – October 7-12, 2017 – Spend a sacred week visiting Nauvoo (two full days!), Carthage Jail, Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, and more.  Attend the Nauvoo Temple.  Be taught by while traveling and on site by historical guides, set apart missionaries, and each other.

Below is a general itinerary for our tours.  Please select one of our tours above for exact details pertaining to each trip.

Day 1:  Fly to Rochester, NY and receive a transfer to our hotel.  We will hold a short fireside this evening and discuss our upcoming trip itinerary.

Day 2:  We will spend a full day seeing the sites in Palmyra. Our stops will include the Sacred Grove, the Smith Family Farm, the rebuilt log home where the Moroni visits took place, the Hill Cumorah, the Grandin Press (where the Book of Mormon was first published), the Martin Harris Farm, the Palmyra Cemetery, and the exterior of the Palmyra Temple.

Day 3:  We will have a few hours to spend in Palmyra this morning. We will revisit the Sacred Grove and see any sites we missed the day before. We will then travel on to Fayette, NY and see the Peter Whitmer Farm. This is where the Church was officially organized. We will then travel to Harmony, PA and to the Susquehanna River where the Priesthood was restored.  Later, we will travel to the Kirtland, OH area.

Day 4: We will spend the day in Kirtland, Ohio today. We will visit the Kirtland Temple, the Kirtland Visitors’ Center, the Newell K. Whitney home where Joseph and Emma lived, the Newell K. Whitney store which included the School of the Prophets and where many revelations (including the Word of Wisdom) were received, the John Johnson Inn where the Church periodical The Evening and Morning Star was published, the reconstructed Kirtland Schoolhouse, the Kirtland Ashery and a reconstructed water-powered sawmill, a home purported to be that of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the Chaplin Forest Stone Quarry where much of the stone for the Kirtland Temple was obtained.

Day 5:  This morning, we will be transferred to the Cleveland, Ohio airport for our flights.  We will be flying as a group to the Kansas City, Missouri airport where we will be met with ground transportation to our hotel.  We will then hold a short fireside this evening. (except for our June and July trips.  On these trips, we will bus from Kirtland to Nauvoo)

Day 6:  Today we will start the Missouri portion of our LDS Church History Tour.  It will be a full day of sightseeing. We will visit Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West, and Adam-ondi-Ahman.

Day 7:  Our first full day in Nauvoo which will include the Nauvoo Temple, the Visitor’s Center, the Relief Society Statue Gardens, the Seventies Hall, the Old Pioneer Cemetery, Brigham Young’s home, Wilford Woodruff’s home, Heber C. Kimball’s home and many other homes. We will also see the Red Brick Store, and the Mansion House and many, many other historical sites.  Depending on which tour you choose, we may attend the Nauvoo Pageant tonight.

Day 8:  We will start the day by visiting the sites we missed yesterday.  We will then walk the Trail of Hope where the pioneers started their Westward trek to the Salt Lake Valley.  You may choose to attend the Nauvoo temple today as well.  Depending on which tour you choose, you might attend the production of “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo” tonight.

Day 9:  Today we will visit the Carthage Jail.  We will have free time to revisit the sites in Nauvoo, shop, or just relax on the Temple grounds.  We will travel to St. Louis, Missouri later tonight.

Day 10:  The hotel will transfer you to the airport for your flight.

Join Tom Pettit and visit the LDS Church history sites of Palmyra, Kirkland, Missouri and Nauvoo.  Tom’s unique focus on these tours is not to just teach the history, but to help the youth draw closer to the Savior by applying the lessons learned from these historical events to your own daily life.   To learn more about Tom Pettit, please visit our Blog page.  Tom has become a student of the information taught on this and other LDS Church history tours. He has devoted several hundreds of hours to studying. He has been teaching the gospel to youth and adults continuously for the last 15 years by serving as a youth Sunday School teacher, an Elders Quorum presidency councilor, Ward Young Men’s Presidency councilor, Stake Young Men’s Presidency councilor, Gospel Doctrine teacher, Mission Prep class teacher, and counselor in the Bishopric. Tom served his mission in Australia. He and his wife Lesa have four children and live in Lehi, UT.  Learn more about Tom Pettit by visiting our About Us page.

Terms and Conditions: All Rates are per person based on occupancy.  Prices listed are cash/check prices.  Please add 2.9% for the bank’s fee if paying by credit card.

Booking Requirements: A $350 deposit, per person, is required to confirm your reservations.  Balance is due approximately 90 days prior to departure.  Check each tour for specific payment dates.