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April 24 – April 29, 2024

Join Tom Pettit on this spiritual journey to the sacred sites of the Restoration as we visit Palmyra, Fayette, Susquehanna, and Kirtland!  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.

This tour is the first half of our Ultimate Church History Tour.

April 24:  Today you will fly into Syracuse, NY.  There are no group activities scheduled for today so you can fly anytime you would like. Group travel
April 25:  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 might be time to attend the Palmyra Temple this evening for those interested. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided)  palmyra-kirtland-woods
April 26:  Today we travel 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.  This site includes the Joseph and Emma Smith Home, the Isaac Hale Home, statues, historical markers, and a new Visitors’ Center.  We will keep to our chronological order of Church history by then traveling to Fayette, NY where we will visit the Peter Whitmer Farm.  This is where the Church was officially organized.  It was also in Fayette that the Three Witnesses saw the angel and the plates.  Some of the Book of Mormon was also translated at the Whitmer Farm.  (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided) OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
April 27: We will spend a few hours at Niagara Falls today. There are many attractions to participate in, including the Maid of the Mist boat ride which will give us an up-close view of the Falls. Later, we will make our way to Kirtland. (Breakfast, and Dinner provided)
April 28:  We will join a local ward for Sacrament Meeting this morning before we start the Kirtland portion of our Church History Tour.  After Sacrament Meeting, we will have a tour of the interior of the Kirtland Temple. It was here that the Savior appeared to Joseph and Oliver. Moses, Elias, and Elijah also appeared and restored Keys of the Priesthood.  We will visit the Kirtland Visitors’ Center, the Newell K. Whitney home (where Joseph and Emma lived), and the Newell K. Whitney store (which included the School of the Prophets and where many revelations, including the Word of Wisdom, were received).  We will also visit the John Johnson Inn (where the Church periodical The Evening and Morning Star was published), the reconstructed Kirtland Schoolhouse, and the Kirtland Ashery along with a reconstructed water-powered sawmill.  We will visit the Morley Farm where General Conference was held, the Father and the Son appeared, where missionaries were first sent from, and where the first High Priests of this dispensation were ordained. We will also see the exterior of homes belonging to Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith, and Sidney Rigdon. We will have a catered lunch at the Chaplin Forest Stone Quarry where much of the stone for the Kirtland Temple was obtained. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner provided) Kirtland Templenk-whitney-building
April 29:  Our day begins in Hiram, Ohio at 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 arrive at the Cleveland, Ohio airport at 1:30pm this afternoon for your flight home. (Breakfast and Lunch provided)

 

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Pricing is per person and based on occupancy:
Double Occupancy:  $1,299
Triple Occupancy:  $1,149
Quad Occupancy:  $1,099
Single Occupancy:  $1,649

 
Prices include: Deluxe chartered bus, all hotels, almost every meal, personal tour guide, on bus history lectures and stories, all fees, Maid of the Mist boat ride at Niagara Falls, and entrance to the Kirtland Temple. Price does not include airfare to Syracuse, NY or home from Cleveland, OH. Please see below for additional airfare information.

Join Tom Pettit and visit the sacred Church history sites of Palmyra, Susquehanna, Fayette, and Kirkland. Learn more about Tom Pettit by visiting his Blog, Youtube Channel or by visiting our About Us 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 and has been teaching the gospel to youth and adults continuously for the last 18 years through various callings, tours, and other speaking engagements. 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 $300, per person, is required to confirm your reservations.  This payment is applied to your total amount due.

Terms and Conditions: All rates are per person and based on hotel room occupancy.  Prices listed are cash/check prices.  If you wish to pay by credit card, the bank’s 2.9% transaction fee will be added to your final balance.

Temple:  You may attend the Palmyra Temple if you choose to. We will arrive at the Temple by 6:00pm. You will need to schedule your own Temple appointment.

Flights:  You will need two one-way flights.  The first flight on Wednesday April 24, 2024 is from your home airport to Syracuse, NY (airport code SYR).  The second flight is to your home airport on Monday April 29, 2024 from Cleveland, OH (airport code CLE). I am happy to help you locate the best price and the best itinerary for your flights, but you will ultimately book these two flights directly with the airline carrier.

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.  We will only take one bus on each tour.  Having one bus allows our guide to spend the whole day with you telling the history, doctrine, and stories.  Plus, if you join a tour with more than one bus, you end up spending all of your time waiting in line for meals and the restroom!

 

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