July 30 – August 7, 2021

See all the Church History sites in less time and for less money, with our Express Church History Tour!

palmyra-kirtland LDS Blog

 Detailed Itinerary & Other Info

Friday, July 30:  Today you will fly to Rochester, New York.  Once you arrive, a shuttle van will be waiting to transfer you to our hotel.  We will hold a short fireside this evening and discuss our upcoming trip itinerary.
Saturday, July 31:  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.  There will be time to attend the Palmyra Temple this evening for those interested. (Breakfast and Lunch included)
  Sunday, August 1:  The day will begin by attending Sacrament Meeting.  We will then travel to Fayette, NY and visit the Peter Whitmer Farm.  This is where the Church was officially organized.  We’ll continue on to Harmony, PA and the Susquehanna River.  It was here that the Priesthood was restored and where most of the Book of Mormon was translated.  **Brand New:  The Church has recently rebuilt Joseph and Emma’s home, installed new statues and historical markers, and built a new Visitors’ Center on the banks of the Susquehanna.  Be one of the first to tour these brand new historical sites! (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)
Monday, August 2: We will travel to Hiram, Ohio today 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.  We will then continue on to Kirtland and hold a devotional on the grounds of the Kirtland Temple.  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)
Tuesday, August 3: Our full day in Kirtland begins with a private tour of the interior of the Kirtland Temple where Priesthood keys were restored and the Savior appeared.  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.  We will also visit the Morley Farm where some of the first missionaries were sent out from, the Father and Son appeared, and where the first High Priests were ordained.  (Breakfast and Lunch included)
  Wednesday, August 4:  Today is our first day in Nauvoo!  The day will be spent seeing the sites of Nauvoo which include Joseph Smith’s home and grave site, the Red Brick Store, the LDS 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.  (Breakfast and Dinner included)
Thursday, August 5:  Our second full day in Nauvoo!  Look through our detailed itinerary for a full listing of everything there is to do in Nauvoo.  Our day will begin by visiting the sites we missed yesterday before taking a walk down the Trail of Hope.  It was here that the Saints took their first steps toward the Salt Lake Valley.  The summer shows in Nauvoo include The Promise, Sunset on the Mississippi, and several vignettes put on by the Young Performing Missionaries.  You will also have a chance to attend the Nauvoo Temple before we travel to Carthage Jail.  It was here that Joseph and Hyrum sealed their testimonies and died as martyrs. (Breakfast and Dinner included)
IMG_1540 Friday, August 6:  This morning starts early with stops at Adam-ondi-Ahman, Far West, Liberty Jail, and the Visitors’ Center in Independence. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included).
Saturday, August 7: Today you will fly home from the Kansas City, Missouri airport.


WITNESS the Restoration, Doctrine & Covenants, and Church History come alive as you hear the stories and read the revelations at the actual sites where they took place!

Pricing is per person and based on hotel room occupancy: 
Double Occupancy: $1,399
Triple Occupancy: $1,299
Quad Occupancy: $1,099
Prices include: Deluxe chartered bus, all hotels, almost every meal, bottled water each day, personal tour guide, on bus history lectures and stories, and all fees.  Price does not include airfare.

Register Here

Detailed Itinerary & Other Info

Join Tom Pettit and visit the Church history sites of Palmyra, Kirkland, Missouri, and Nauvoo.  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 18 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, counselor in the Bishopric, and currently as Stake Young Men’s President.  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 reservation.  This $300 is credited toward your total payment.   Your $350 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.  There is no transaction fee for the deposit payment.

Flights:  We do not require that you fly with the group.  We will 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, New York for Friday July 30, 2021, and a one way ticket home from Kansas City, Missouri on August 7, 2021.  We do not have any scheduled activities on these two travel days, so you can arrive and depart anytime you would like.  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.

Temples:  You will have the opportunity to attend the Palmyra and Nauvoo temples.  The Palmyra Temple does not have clothing rental so you will need to bring all of your own temple clothing if you attend that temple.

Hotels:  Included in the detailed itinerary is a list of the hotels we stay at.  Each hotel has a free hot breakfast, 2 queen beds in each room, coin laundry, and a swimming pool and jacuzzi.

Click Here to read what others are saying about our tours!