Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Trail
Itinerary for 2 days, 1 night
Hill Cumorah Visitors Center
The Finger Lakes is historic country for the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you want to know more about the many historic sites in the surrounding area then you have come to the right place. Beautiful displays with interactive audio and video tell much of the historic events that took place at the various historic sites in the surrounding area. Powerful feature-length films tell of the love of the Savior for all the people of the world.
Be sure to see the breathtaking views from the top of Hill Cumorah, one of the most notable of many hills, or drumlins, in New York State's Finger Lakes region.
The hill figures prominently in events that led to the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Palmyra, 1 1/2 hours
Welcome Center and log and frame homes of Joseph Smith
The center will showcase the Smith family history. As a visitor you can see where they lived with their humble beginnings in their log home and then graduating to their frame home. Palmyra, 1 1/2 hours combined.
Visit the secluded spot in the woods and see where the gold plates from which the Book of Mormon were translated.
Book of Mormon Publication Site - Grandin Building
Visitors are invited to come to this Historic Site, see the building, the printing presses and observe the printing sequence in the room where the printing of the Book of Mormon actually took place. The visitor will also be able to walk through the bindery and into the store where the Book of Mormon was first sold. Of course, there is much more. Palmyra, 1 1/2 hours
Peter Whitmer Farm
Visit the log home where Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. and five other men formally organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was in this home that Joseph Smith Jr. and Oliver Cowdery completed the translation of the Book of Mormon. Waterloo, 1 hour
Plan your trip around this special event. The Hill Cumorah Pageant is held every July. It is one of the world’s great outdoor theatrical productions. Seven evening performances are presented on the beautiful Cumorah hillside next to the Visitors Center. The Pageant is presented on an enormous 10 level stage, with twelve-tower lighting, state of the art sound system, Hollywood special effects, and a costumed cast of over 650 provide a truly spectacular show. Palmyra, 3 hours