July 15 – 21, 2021

Join Tom Pettit on a spiritual journey as we visit the sacred Restoration sites of Palmyra, Fayette, Susquehanna, and Kirtland!  Be taught while traveling and while on-site by historical guides and set apart missionaries.  Hear the stories and read the revelations at the actual sites where they took place.  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!
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Below is a brief outline of the trip.  Click here for a detailed itinerary.

Thursday, July 15:  Arrive in Rochester, NY.  We will hold a short fireside this evening and discuss our upcoming trip itinerary.


Friday, July 16: We will spend a full day seeing the sites in Palmyra.  Our stops will include the Sacred Grove, the Smith palmyra-kirtland-woodsFamily Farm, the rebuilt log home where the Moroni visits took place, the Visitors’ Center, 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.  We have set aside two hours this afternoon for you to enjoy the Sacred Grove on your own.  There may be time to attend the Palmyra Temple for those interested.  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided)


Saturday, July 17: Our day will be spent at the Niagara Falls State Park where we will ride the Maid of the Mist for an up close view of the majestic falls.  (Breakfast provided)


Sunday, July 18:  We will start the day by attending Sacrament Meeting with a local ward.  After lunch, we will make a brief stop at the Sacred Grove to enjoy that wonderful place again.  Then, it is onto Fayette, NY and the Peter Whitmer Farm.  This is where the Church was officially organized, some of the Book of Mormon was translated, and where the Three Witnesses saw the plates. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided)
Monday, July 19: Today we will visit the Priesthood Restoration Site and the Susquehanna River.  It was here that the Priesthood was restored and where most of the Book of Mormon was translated.  The Church has recently completed the rebuilding of Joseph and Emma’s home, installing new statues and historical markers, and building a new Visitor’s Center.  Later, we will travel to Hiram, Ohio and visit the John Johnson Farm.  It was here that Section 76 was received. Joseph and Sidney  saw the Celestial Kingdom, the Father and the Savior, and many other things in the upper room of this home.  This is a very sacred place.  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided)


Tuesday, July 20:  Our full day in Kirtland begins with special devotional on the grounds of the Kirtland Temple. (The owners of the Kirtland Temple will not be giving interior tours of the temple until Spring 2022).  Throughout the day, we will visit 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 of the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the Chaplin Forest Stone Quarry where much of the stone for the Kirtland Temple was obtained, and the Morley Farm where the first missionaries were sent out from and where the first High Priest were ordained. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided)
Wednesday, July 21  You will fly home today from Cleveland, Ohio. (Breakfast provided)

Pricing is per person and based on occupancy:

Double Occupancy: $1,399
Triple Occupancy: $1,299
Quad Occupancy: $1,199
Single Occupancy: $1,849
Prices include: personal tour guide/historian, air conditioned deluxe chartered ground transportation, all hotels, all meals as indicated on the Detailed Itinerary, on bus history lectures, materials & handouts, and all fees.  Price does not include airfare or bus driver gratuities.  Please see below for additional airfare information. 

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Join Tom Pettit and visit the sacred Church history sites of Palmyra, Fayette, Susquehanna, and Kirkland.  Learn more about Tom by visiting his Blog and by visiting our About Us page.  Also, make sure to check out our Video page.  Hear Tom tell the stories and teach the revelations at the actual sites they took place at!  Tom’s unique focus on these tours is not to just teach the history, but to help you draw closer to the Savior by applying the lessons learned from these historical events to your own daily life.  Tom has become a student of the information taught on this and other 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: A $300 initial payment, per person, is required to confirm your reservations.  This $300 is credited toward your total payment. Your $300 payment can be made when completing our online Registration Form.  Please contact us if you would prefer to pay your deposit 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.  If you would like to make your final payment with a credit or debit card, please add 3% for the bank’s transaction fee.

Flights:  We do not require that you fly with the group.  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.  You will need to purchase a one way ticket to Rochester, NY for July 15, and a one way ticket home from Cleveland, OH on July 21.  Please confirm your reservation with Living Heritage Tours prior to booking your airfare.

Buses:  Our deluxe chartered bus provides the best comfort available for our journey.  We only charter the best buses and also the best professional drivers.


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