Have you ever wanted to visit the Church History sites plus see the Hill Cumorah Pageant?
Come explore the sacred sites of Palmy
ra, Fayette, Susquehanna, Kirtland and Nauvoo.
The Hill Cumorah Pageant will be discontinued after the July 2020 performances.
Don’t miss out on the last year it’s performing.

Come explore the Church History Sites with Us!!!  

Dates:  July 11 – 15, 2020  with option to extend till July 19, 2020
Starts: Rochester, NY on July 11, 2020 
Visiting: Hill Cumorah Pageant, Fayette, Whitmer Farm, Harmony, Palmyra, Sacred Grove, Grandin, Niagara Falls, Kirtland, Kirtland Temple, Temple Quarry and Hiram  – Ends July 15, 2020
Add On: Amish Country, Chicago, Nauvoo, Carthage Jail, Nauvoo Temple and sites  Ends July 19, 2020
Ages:  All Ages

 

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Some of the AMAZING things this trip has to offer

It’s more just a trip to see the Church History Sites

Theres so much more than just a visit to the church history sites.

  • Hill Cumorah Pageant  (This is the last year they are performing)
  • Palmyra
  • Susquehanna River where the Priesthood was restored
  • Sacred Grove
  • Joseph Smith Sr. Log House where Angel Moroni visited the young Joseph
  • E.B. Grandin Press & Print Shop
  • Niagara Falls and voyage on the ‘Maid of the Mist’
  • John Johnson Home
  • Kirtland Temple and Visitors Center
  • Add on Amish Country, Carthage Jail, Nauvoo Temple and Visitors Center
  • And so much more….

What else is included:

  • Tour guide Dr. John P Williams EdD
  • Ground transportation on a private, deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Hotel accommodations
  • 2 Meals daily (breakfast and lunch or dinner)
  • Gratuities for provided meals
  • All Admission Fees to sites specified in the itinerary

Tour Does not include:

  • Airfare to Rochester and home
  • Tips to bus driver and tour guide
  • 1 meal daily lunch or dinner
  • Items of a personal nature, such as souvenirs, excess baggage or portage charges or room service
  • Travel insurance.

Pricing  

July 11-15 Portion
Single Occupancy $1775
Double Occupancy $1400
Triple Occupancy $1300
Quad Occupancy $1250

Full Tour July 11-19
Single Occupancy $2450
Double Occupancy $1875
Triple Occupancy $1725
Quad Occupancy $1600

($50 discount if you use Venmo for payments other than the deposit)

Deposit is $300 due at time of booking

Final Payment due by May 1, 2020

Max of 50 people on this trip

July 11, 2020 you need to fly into Rochester, NY (ROC) by 5:00pm
July 15, 2020 you fly out of Cleveland, OH (CLE) after 8pm
If you are continuing on for the full tour, July 19, 2020 you fly out of St Louis, MO (STL) anytime after 1pm.  

This getaway is not a church sponsored event but LDS Standards are expected to be maintained.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1:  Saturday: July 11, 2020 – Rochester, NY Arrival & Hill Cumorah Pageant

Today we fly into Rochester, New York. When we all arrive we will take a nice drive up to the grassroots area of the Church in Palmyra and attend the historic Hill Cumorah Pageant, which will be one of the final performances ever. We overnight in the area.

Your flight must arrive by 5:00pm the tour will start at 6:00pm from the Rochester Airport.  Meeting location will be sent a week prior to the tour.

Day 2:  Sunday: July 12, 2020 – Fayette, NY, Whitmer farm & Harmony

Today we will attend Church in Fayette, New York. The Church was officially organized here in 1830 at the Peter Whitmer Sr. Log House and the General Conference of 1980 was broadcast from here as well. Following the church services we will travel down to Harmony, Pennsylvania/Susquehanna River where, among other things, the Priesthood was restored. After enjoying the new Visitors Center there we will take the beautiful drive up through the Finger Lakes area to Palmyra and overnight.

Day 3:  Monday: July 13, 2020 – Palmyra, Sacred Grove, Hill Cumorah & Grandin

Today is an amazing day visiting all the sites in the Palmyra area. We begin our day with some ponder time in the Sacred Grove! Next we will visit the nearby log house of Joseph Smith Sr. where the Angel Moroni visited young Joseph. Following this experience we will visit the new Palmyra Temple and then take in the E. B. Grandin Press and Print Shop. Nearby is the grave site of Alvin Smith [brother of Joseph]. Our final visit of the day will be a visit to the Hill Cumorah. We will go to the top and enjoy the view and review the events. We again overnight in the Palmyra area.

Day 4: Tuesday: July 14, 2020 – Niagara Falls, Boat to Falls & Kirtland

This morning those interested will enjoy doing some work in the Palmyra Temple (Note: they do not rent clothing). In the late morning we will travel to the majestic Niagara Falls. We will have lunch and take a voyage on one of the ‘Maid of the Mist’ boats that take you right up to the base of the horseshoe fall. From here we travel south to Kirtland, Ohio. This area is amazing as we visit four different sites where the Father and Son appeared. We overnight in Mentor, Ohio.

Day 5: Wednesday: July 15, 2020 – Kirtland, Temple, Quary & Hiram

Today we begin with a visit the John Johnson Home [D&C 76] in Hiram, Ohio. Next we visit the Temple Quarry before going into the Kirtland Temple, which was the first Temple built in this dispensation [D&C 109 & 110]. This afternoon we will spend most of our time at the new Historic Kirtland Visitors Center near the Newel K. Whitney Store. We spend some time in the ‘School of the Prophets’ room where the Father and Son appeared. We will also visit the Saw Mill, Ashery, John Johnson Inn & the Whitney Home. We will conclude our day with a stop at the Morley Farm and then enjoy a relaxing evening at our hotel in Mentor. [Those not continuing on will make their way to the airport this evening or first thing in the morning]

For those that are doing flying home today your flight must be after 8:00pm out of Cleveland, OH. 

Day 6:  Thursday: July 16, 2020 – Amish Country, Notre Dame & Chicago

Today we are traveling through Amish country and cross Ohio into Indiana. We have an incredible experience as we stop in Shipshewana, Indiana for an Amish cooked meal. We first enjoy a tour of the MENNO-HOF (Mennonite-Amish) Visitors Center and Museum. This museum shares a great presentation of the history of this very fascinating people as well as many other religions throughout the Dark Ages. Following our home-cooked Amish meal we leave Amish country and pass by South Bend, Indiana, which is home to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. We enjoy some time and dinner at the famous Navy Pier in Chicago and overnight in Joliet, IL.

Day 7:  Friday: July 17, 2020 – Carthage Jail & Nauvoo

Today we will make our way across the State of Illinois. When we arrive in Carthage we will reflect on the Martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith at the Carthage Jail. Following this sobering experience we will venture over to Nauvoo and re-experience history as we view the majestic Nauvoo Temple! Time permitting we will visit the LDS Visitors Center where we will see the model of 1846 Nauvoo and the magnificent sculpture garden that features the Monument to Women. This evening those interested will enjoy the energetic musical production; “Sunset by the Mississippi” put on by the local Missionaries. We overnight in the Nauvoo area.

Day 8:  Saturday: July 18, 2020 – Historic Nauvoo

Today we spend our day soaking in the sights and sounds of Historic Nauvoo. For those able and interested the day will begin with a Temple Session at the remarkable Nauvoo Temple. In Historic Nauvoo there are over 30 sites to see and choose from; several Historical Homes and sites, Community of Christ (RLDS) Visitors Center, a horse and carriage ride, a good local fudge factory, etc. For those interested in the Missionary Productions [“High Hopes and Riverboats”, “Anna Amanda”, etc.] will also be able to attend those. These sites should keep us all busy for the day. Dinner is a pleasure at the buffet in the Hotel Nauvoo. Our evening will be a memorable one as we experience the new Pageant, “Nauvoo”. We again overnight in the Nauvoo area.

Day 9:  Sunday: July 19, 2020 – Fly Home

Today we make our way to the airport and fly back to our homes!  Your flights will want to be booked anytime after 1pm out of St Louis (STL).

Get ready for this once in a lifetime adventure!!!!