Mormon Heritage Association
Palmyra to Kirtland
12 days, 11 nights. Experience
this exciting LDS Church history beginning from Mendon to Palmyra to the
Susquehanna to Kirtland then fly to Independence and travel to
Richmond, Liberty, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Quincy, Nauvoo, Carthage, and
follow Brigham Young's Iowa Trail to Winter Quarters.
breakfasts at all motels, tasty lunches (some meals served at
sites such as Cumorah and Adam-ondi-Ahman), and wonderful buffets for dinners.
Great food is plentiful and so have been the compliments on past tours!
Endowment, sealing, or initiatory sessions at the new
Nauvoo Temple AND Winter Quarters Temple. Nauvoo
rents ordinance clothing, Winter Quarters does not (you'll need to bring
your own). Baptisms for the dead possible. A few Melchizedek priesthood brethren from
the tour would be required to assist in order to do baptisms.
Visit Palmyra Temple grounds. Gather for professional group photo (small, optional expense). There is not time to do a session without missing too many important sites.
Niagara Falls stay, including thrilling Maid of the Mist
exciting boat ride up to the Falls. Your shoes will get wet, but a
raincoat is provided! Then we pick up sack lunches at a local deli,
eat them on the bus while traveling down the scenic Niagara River to a
wonderful and fun stop in the artsy, shopping town of
Two inspiring lectures by Karl R. Anderson (author, patriarch, wonderful person!) about early Kirtland and the building of the Kirtland Temple and the glorious events that took place therein.
Private tour of the Kirtland Temple!
Inspiring lecture about the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the monument in Washington Park where it took place in Quincy, Illinois.
Optional session in the new Nauvoo Temple and the Winter Quarters Temple!
Wagon ride at Mt. Pisgah on actual wagon trails used by the pioneers.
Each day starts with a hymn and a prayer and ends the same way. Presentations on the bus while traveling between the sites are inspiring and informative. As much as practical, sites are visited in historical order to make this complex history easier to understand and remember.
sites listed below, carefully-prepared vignettes and historical accounts are
given of the faith promoting events that took place. Tour members are
invited to read scriptures and words of those who were there, at some of the
|Mendon NY||Brigham Young, his father, and all ten living brothers and sisters joined the Church here in 1833. So did their spouses. All went through immense hardships as a result. None ever apostatized. Heber C. Kimball joined, too. Hebers father is buried here, as is Brigham Young's first wife, Miriam Works Young. This is a wonderful, wonderful stop. Twelve miles from Palmyra.|
|Palmyra NY||Smith family farm and log home where Moroni's visits took place. Sacred Grove (including private meditation time), Hill Cumorah, Grandin Press, Martin Harris Farm, Palmyra Cemetery, group photo at the Palmyra Temple. This is an absolutely unforgettable day!|
|Fayette NY||Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized. Site of the visions to the three witnesses. Many D&C sections received here.|
|Harmony PA||Home of Emmas family. Book of Mormon translated here except for a few pages. Susquehanna River and the restoration of the Priesthood. Temple-like atmosphere at the Susquehanna River.|
|Elmira NY||Rest stop en route to Kirtland. Mark Twain wrote nearly all of his works here. We visit his grave. Also, grave of very noble runaway slave, John W. Jones.|
|Kirtland OH||Newell K. Whitney Store (School of the Prophets; Word of Wisdom received here with several other D&C sections). Also brand-new spectacular Kirtland Visitors Center, the newly restored John Johnson Inn, sawmill, schoolhouse, and ashery. Also a visit to the Isaac Morley Farm (United Order revealed and practiced here). After-hours private tour of the Kirtland Temple.|
|Hiram OH||John Johnson Farm. Joseph Smith lived here for a year while producing the Inspired Translation of the Bible. He was also tarred and feathered here. Many sections of the D&C received including the great 76th three degrees of glory.|
|Independence MO||Location of the Garden of Eden. Center of the future City of Zion (millennial world capital). Lost ten tribes to gather there and build "The New Jerusalem." The Great Temple of Zion to be built at its center in which Christ will appear before the Second Coming.|
|Richmond MO||Monument to Alexander Doniphan, one of the greatest Americans in history (saved the life of Joseph Smith). Experience the Rebuking of the Guards narration of Parley P. Pratt where the Richmond Jail once stood. Also visit: the grave of Oliver Cowdery and hear his testimony in first person; the grave of Judge Austin King, and the grave of David Whitmer and hear his testimony in first person.|
|Liberty MO||See the Liberty Jail where Joseph Smith and others were held captive for five months. Great Visitors' Center. Wonderful, inspiring presentations by full-time missionaries.|
|Far West MO||Last gathering place for the saints before the Missouri expulsion. Dedicated temple site. We hear from: Emma Smith, Mary Fielding, Haun's Mill eyewitness, miracle of the departure of the Twelve on missions to England from the south-east cornerstone of the temple lot prophesied in D&C 118.|
|Adam-ondi-Ahman MO||Adam dwelt here after expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Three years before his death, he blessed his posterity and prophesied important future events of this earth. A great meeting will take place here before the Second Coming, attended by millions from both worlds. Every prophet who ever held keys will report his stewardship to Adam and return keys to him. The Lord will then appear and Satan will be stripped of his power. Finally, Adam will deliver the keys to Jesus Christ in preparation for His thousand-year reign.|
|Quincy IL||Town that rescued 5000 Mormon refugees when driven from Missouri in the winter of 1839. It is a beautiful, small city that has been richly blessed and protected ever since. Lincoln-Douglas debate site.|
|Warsaw IL||Town (what's left of it) that raised the mob that killed Joseph Smith. See stark contrast with Quincy.|
|Nauvoo IL||Fabulous, new Nauvoo Temple! Attend an optional temple session or do baptisms for the dead. Also see many wonderfully restored homes and shops. Pioneer entertainment. Private, after-hours Red Brick Store presentation in the upper room where the temple endowment was first given and the Relief Society was organized.|
|Carthage IL||Visit Carthage Jail and Visitors' Center with the missionaries.|
|Garden Grove IA||Major pioneer exodus camp half-way across Iowa. Great food. Friendly people.|
|Mt Pisgah IA||Wagon ride on the actual trails of the pioneer wagons at the Mt. Pisgah monument. It was the largest temporary settlement on the long trek west. It enabled the poorer saints to pause for a year or so to raise crops for "a year's supply of food" before proceeding 1200 miles to the Salt Lake Valley.|
|Winter Quarters NE||Outstanding visitors' center and cemetery, where the pioneers camped in sod huts, dug-out caves, and crude cabins that awful winter of 1846-47 before embarking for the Salt Lake Valley. Optional Winter Quarters Temple session, baptisms.|
We hope you can join us for this extraordinary GRAND TOUR and experience, in a most memorable way, where the First Vision took place, where the Book of Mormon came forth, where many of our early prophets began their ministry, and where the Church began. We'll then fly to Kansas City to begin the second portion of the tour visiting and learning about the historic and prophetic sites of Independence, Liberty, Far West, and Adam-ondi-Ahman. We'll travel to wonderfully restored sites in Nauvoo and Carthage. We'll follow the Mormon trail across Iowa to Winter Quarters Nebraska. Twelve days of incredible sites, two uplifting temple sessions, all in one Grand Tour.
This is truly a superior tour at
a modest price - actually a fantastic price!
We hope that you will join us for this GRAND TOUR
and experience in a most-memorable way
what are truly Holy Lands of North America.
by number of persons per motel room:
INCLUDING SLC airfare!**
|GT05||12||June 9, 2009||June 20, 2009||$2584||$2219||$2068||$1990||
Canada stay plus 11days
inspiring Church history
Palmyra to Kirtland then fly to Missouri for Independence to
Nauvoo to Winter Quarters portion!
Optional Nauvoo Temple
& Winter Quarters
passport or passport card will be required as this tour
enters Canada for beautiful Niagara Falls visit.
Click on the link for passport info: http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/forms_847.html
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deluxe charter bus, tickets to scheduled
events, guide services, and roundtrip SLC
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