Summertime in Beautiful Nauvoo!
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Summertime in Old Nauvoo is the best time to visit this special place! Nauvoo is alive with activities, shows, performances, and pageants. In addition to visiting the historic sites and homes, plan on attending the temple, the outdoor stage production of Sunset on the Mississippi, the indoor stage productions of The Promise, and Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo, the Country Fair, the Nauvoo Pageant, the British Pageant, and several vignettes put on by the Young Performing Missionaries. This is the perfect time to go to Nauvoo!
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Below is a brief outline of the trip. Click here for a more detailed itinerary.
|Day 1: This morning you will fly from your home airport to Kansas City, Missouri. We will have prearranged ground transportation to take you directly to the hotel. We will hold a short fireside this evening and discuss the itinerary for our upcoming trip.
|Day 2: The Missouri portion of our LDS Church History Tour will begin early this morning. We will visit the Visitors’ Center and Temple Lot in Independence, the Liberty Jail, Far West, and Adam-ondi-Ahman. See the pieces of Church History come together as we discuss the correlation between the events of Independence, Far West, Liberty Jail, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Hawn’s Mill, and the Extermination Order. Hear, and witness, the all important but often misunderstood events of 1831-1839. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided)|
|Day 3: Our first full day in Nauvoo which will include Joseph Smith’s home and grave site, the Red Brick Store, the Visitors’ Center, the Relief Society Statue Gardens, Carriage & Wagon rides, the Seventies Hall, Brigham Young’s home, Wilford Woodruff’s home, Heber C. Kimball’s home, and many other historical sites. You may also want to visit the Land and Records Center to discover your personal Nauvoo heritage. Be sure to also see the several vignettes put on by the Young Performing Missionaries. We will attend the British Pageant tonight.(Breakfast and Dinner provided)|
|Day 4: Our second full day in Nauvoo begins by visiting all the historical sites we missed yesterday. In addition to the sites listed on the previous day, you may want to visit the Brickyard, the Browning Home & Gun Shop, the John Taylor Home, the Lucy Mack Smith Home, the Nauvoo Groves, Pioneer Pastimes, the Print Shop, the Scovil Bakery, the Tin Shop, the Blacksmith Shop and so much more! We will also have tickets to the stage production of The Promise. Later, we will attend the outdoor stage production of Sunset on the Mississippi, the Country Fair, and then the Nauvoo Pageant! (Breakfast and Dinner provided)
|Day 5: There will be plenty of time to attend the Nauvoo Temple today. We will also walk the Trail of Hope (or ride in the bus if you prefer). The Trail of Hope is the road which the Saints walked as they left Nauvoo and began their trek to the Salt Lake Valley. We will also have a few hours in Nauvoo before visiting Carthage Jail. It was here that Joseph and Hyrum sealed their testimonies as martyrs. We will also stop in Quincy, Illinois at the site where the Saint’s sought refuge after being driven from Missouri. (Breakfast and Dinner provided)|
|Day 6: We will transfer to the St. Louis, Missouri airport today for our flights home. (Breakfast and Dinner provided)|
Join us on this spiritual journey to the sites of the Restoration as we visit Nauvoo, Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Carthage Jail, and more! Hear the stories and read the revelations at the actual sites where they took place. Be taught by while traveling and on site by historical guides, set apart missionaries, and each other. We won’t just talk about the history of these places, but how the stories of the past can help us draw closer to the Savior in our everyday lives!
Prices are per person and are based on hotel room occupancy:Double Occupancy: $949 Triple Occupancy: $869 Quad Occupancy: $799 Single Occupancy: $1,249 Prices for our Nauvoo Church History Tour include personal tour guide/historian, air conditioned deluxe chartered bus, airport ground transportation, all hotels, all meals as indicated on the Detailed Itinerary, cold bottled water each day, on bus history lectures, materials & handouts, and all fees. Price does not include airfare or gratuities. Please see below for additional airfare information.
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Join Tom Pettit on this spiritual journey to the sites of the Restoration as we visit Nauvoo, Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Carthage Jail, and more! Hear the stories and read the revelations at the actual sites where they took place. Be taught while traveling and on site by historical guides, set apart missionaries, and each other. We won’t just talk about the history of these places, but how the stories of the past can help us draw closer to the Savior in our everyday lives. Tom will take you through the all important, but often misunderstood events of 1831-1846. While in Missouri, witness the pieces of church history come together as Tom discusses the initial missionary effort in Independence, the dedication of the Temple Lot, the expulsion from Jackson County, Zion’s Camp, the settling of Far West, the Mormon War, Haun’s Mill, Liberty Jail, and ultimately the Extermination Order and exodus to Illinois. Then, spend three amazing days in Nauvoo, attend the temple, visit Carthage Jail, visit many historical sites, and feel the wonderful spirit of the special time when the Saints called Nauvoo home. Come learn the events and the doctrinal outpouring experienced during this important time of our church’s history.
Learn more about Tom by visiting his Blog and by visiting our About Us page. Tom has become a student of the information taught on this Nauvoo Church History Tour and other LDS Church history tours. 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. He is also a frequent guest speaker at Learn Our Religion. Tom served his mission in Australia. He and his wife Lesa have five children and live in Lehi, UT.
Booking Requirements: An initial payment of $350, per person, is required to confirm your reservation which will be applied to your total balance due. Your $350 payment can be paid when completing our online Registration Form. Please contact us if you prefer to pay by check. A complete quote can be obtained by contacting us.
Terms and Conditions: All Rates are per person and based on hotel room occupancy. Prices listed are cash/check prices. The bank’s transaction fee of 2.9% will be added to your final balance if you wish to pay by credit or debit card.
Flights: The above tour prices do not include airfare. We can help you locate the best price and the best itinerary for your flights, but you will ultimately book directly with the airline carrier. When you land in Kansas City, we will have a shuttle van waiting to take you directly to our hotel. The price of this shuttle is not an additional expense to you. We will arrange and pay the shuttle for you. We can assist you with your flight arrangements or you can arrange this for yourself. You will fly to Kansas City from your home airport and you will fly home from St Louis.
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