Mormon Heritage News

–Our 2018 tour schedule will continue to roll out over the next few months – Spring, Summer, & many Fall dates have been announced for tours I, II and III along with Karl Ricks Anderson’s Sharon-Kirtland and Kirtland Week Church History sites, our England & Wales Early Apostle Missionaries & Bible Translators tour with Bill & Janet Rowley, our Scotland & Wales tour with Dr. Ron Dennis have all been posted!  Keep watch for more inspiring surprises!  We have THREE dates announced for our Awesome Israel tours–November 2017, February and May 2018 departures are up and now with options to add a visit to Petra in Jordan (don’t wait too late!).  Stay tuned for continuing exciting developments–it’s going to be another inspiring year.

–BIG NEWS!  Our inaugural “Journeys of Paul” Mediterranean cruise is all set for September 25-October 7, 2017!  Join us on this amazing adventure exploring sites of the Apostle Paul’s missionary travels.  Immerse yourself in the sites and spirit of early Christian history while visiting Italy and Greece.  Feel pampered as we sail the bluest of blue seas, the Mediterranean Sea.  Explore the cities to which Paul wrote the books of Romans and Corinthians.  Enjoy 3 days/2 nights in exotic Rome, capital of the ancient Roman Empire.  Travel with knowledgeable and professional MHA and local site guides who provide inspiring teaching, uplifting fellowship, and take care of all the details.  Discover ancient ruins, fascinating history, picturesque landscapes, and cultural richness.  Rome, Messina & Taormina Sicily, Mykonos, Santorini, Rhodes & Lindos, Athens, Corinth, Naples & Pompeii.  Click here for details:  Tour JP01

–NEW ADDRESS!  Mormon Heritage Association moved to a new office location in January, 2013.  Our new address is:  2367 W Goldenpointe Way, West Jordan UT 84088.  Same phone number, email address, and web address.  You will receive the same high-quality service and attention from our staff at our new location.  Our staff and dedicated tour hosts remain committed to providing the BEST LDS CHURCH HISTORY TOUR EXPERIENCE for all our tour members.

PALMYRA NEW YORK to KIRTLAND OHIO – Tour I

Also known as “The Restoration” tour.  These six-day tours begin with an overnight stay and visit at the lovely Canadian side of Niagara Falls and take the breathtaking Maid of the Mist boat ride up to the Falls.  Most importantly, all tours focus on great Church history sites:  Palmyra (including the peaceful Sacred Grove), Cumorah, Fayette, Harmony, Kirtland, Hiram.  We will learn about the boy Joseph’s experiences with the First Vision and subsequent visits by the Angel Moroni.  Enjoy private time to reverently meditate in the Sacred Grove, visit the Smith’s re-built homes, brother Alvin’s grave, Martin Harris’ farm, and the Grandin Press where the Book of Mormon was first printed!  Enjoy the beautiful grounds of the Palmyra Temple as well as Cumorah.  We’ll visit the Peter Whitmer Sr. farm at Fayette.  At the newly-restored Harmony site, learn about Emma Hale Smith’s family and sacred events on the banks of the Susquehanna River.  In Kirtland, visit the Newell K. Whitney Store where the Word of Wisdom was received, and much, much more.  This is a memorable and special experience.  Make plans to join us!  Click here to visit our New York Tours page for more exciting info!

MISSOURI/NAUVOO/WINTER QUARTERS – Tour II

“Dues they paid and our great, prophetic future!”  We begin in Independence, traveling in a deluxe, air-conditioned bus through Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa covering prophetic and historic sites:  Independence, Richmond, Liberty, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Quincy, Nauvoo, Carthage, the Iowa Pioneer Trail, ending at Winter Quarters.  You may choose to partake in a marvelous opportunity to perform ordinances in the beautiful Nauvoo Temple.  We will visit the grounds of the Winter Quarters Temple and there is sometimes the option to stay an additional night after the tour ends to attend this temple (depending on the day of the week and the temple’s schedule).  Either way, make plans now to join us!  Click here to visit our Missouri Tours page for more detailed info!

GRAND TOUR – Tour IIICombined Palmyra to Kirtland & Missouri/Nauvoo/Winter Quarters

The total experience!  Twelve-day tour combining Tours I and II as described above with a flight mid-tour from Cleveland (near Kirtland) to Kansas City (near Independence).  This format is attractive to those who can be gone from home for this amount of time.  Doing both at once saves a full day in transit and hundreds in airline costs!  Click here for more Grand Tour details.

KIRTLAND WEEK WITH KARL ANDERSON

Rare opportunity to spend an inspiring week in Kirtland with the exceptional Karl Ricks Anderson.  Enjoyable in-depth study of Joseph Smith, and Doctrine & Covenants revelations received in the Kirtland area with this fabulous author, lecturer, patriarch.   Karl Anderson is the world’s greatest authority on Kirtland and its amazing history and yet-to-be fulfilled future.  General authorities call upon him to be their personal guide whenever they are in town.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity!    Click here to learn more.

SHARON VERMONT to PALMYRA NY to KIRTLAND OHIO with KARL RICKS ANDERSON

We are rightly pleased to again offer TWO opportunities to tour these memorable sites with the incredible Karl Ricks Anderson – September and October tour dates have been announced for 2016.  An Institute instructor/director, bishop, stake president, area authority, patriarch, researcher, author and historian, Brother Anderson is highly qualified to present this important history in a delightful and thorough manner.  We’ll begin in Sharon Vermont where the prophet Joseph Smith was born to a faithful, loving family.  Visit the humble cabin site, the magnificent monument dedicated to the prophet of the restoration, and family sites in the immediate vicinity.  Then on to beautiful upstate New York to visit several very important sites of the early Saints (South Bainbridge, Colesville, Harmony) and where the restoration began with Joseph’s vision in Palmyra where we will visit key sites such as the Sacred Grove, the Smith cabin & frame home as well as Cumorah.  Optional Palmyra Temple session.  Then on to Kirtland sites for two and a half days learning of the magnificent events that took place there.  Afternoon visit of Niagara Falls USA; Palmyra Temple Session; Kirtland Temple tour – amazing experience!   Click here for more info.

HARMONY RESTORATION WITH KARL ANDERSON

The newly-restored sites at the Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site in Harmony, PA are now open!  This crucial site to LDS Church History has come out of relative obscurity.  Known as “the cradle of the restoration,” the events and history associated with the sites at Harmony, Colesville, Palmyra, and Fayette certainly laid the foundation for the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ with Priesthood keys being restored which enabled further ordinances to be given to the Saints.  Karl Anderson will lead the discussions and teach of the many miracles and divine gifts brought to the people through Joseph Smith.  See the new Visitor’s Center and chapel, the re-built homes of Joseph & Emma Smith, and the re-built home of her parents, Isaac and Elizabeth Hale.  Also discover the private restoration efforts in the Colesville area at the Joseph Knight Sr home and the Josiah Stowell home.  Time in Palmyra at the Sacred Grove, Smith homes, Grandin Press, and Cumorah with an optional evening temple session.  Visit the Peter Whitmer Sr cabin in Fayette where the Church was first organized.  You won’t want to miss this four-day journey!  Click here for more info.

TREK to ZION – Winter Quarters to Salt Lake

Ride in comfort following the Mormon Trail to the Salt Lake Valley.  Be inspired by compelling stories of great faith and courage of the early Saints who took this journey on foot and by wagon to fulfill their dream of building Zion and living in peace in the Rocky Mountains.  This tour is created and hosted by a team of veteran tour guides and expert historians who will weave stories from the journals of those who trekked across this arduous terrain in a wide variety of circumstances and conditions.  This is a rare opportunity generally only experienced by the youth of the Church–now it is YOUR turn to experience these sites and the remarkable tales of remarkable pioneers who exhibited great faith in every footstep!  It is anticipated that this tour will next be offered in 2017!  Call 801-272-5601 to be notified once the dates are set.

ENGLAND & WALES, EARLY BRITISH ISLES CHURCH HISTORY

Experience a fabulous tour to England honoring the incredible successes of the missions of the early Apostles at sites such as the Benbow Farm.  Unique opportunity to enjoy the crucial early Church history in England and the great harvest that took place there.  Also enjoy England’s own history while visiting elegant castles, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, etc.  Spend a day in Wales with wonderful locals in Merthyr Tydfil!  Exceptionally knowledgeable historians and veteran tour guides Richard Lambert and Bill Rowley have created and will host this unique tour.   Click here to learn more.

SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, & WALES CHURCH HISTORY with Dr. RON DENNIS

Exclusive tour found nowhere else!  Enjoy Welsh & Scottish LDS & family history sites with the man who has practically single-handedly kept it alive and helped many descendants discover and explore their own ancestors’ stories, sites, and history.  Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling Castle, Preston, Liverpool, Llandudno, Aberystwhyth, Llanelli, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil–and so much more!  Ron likes to guarantee that everyone who had ancestry from these places will have an opportunity to visit at least one ancestor site.  Join us!  Two 2017 dates have been announced for May.  Click here to learn more.

AWESOME ISRAEL!

Tour the ancient Holy Land.  Discover its inspiring past and glorious future.  Experience meaningful scriptures where they happened:  Elijah’s duel with the Priests of Baal on the top of Mt Carmel, the Sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes, miracles of the Savior on the Sea of Galilee and at Capernaum; also on the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem.  Bear testimony of the Savior at the Garden Tomb.  Sites visited:  Joppa, Netanya, Caesarea, Haifa, Mt Carmel, Armageddon, Megiddo, Nazareth, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, Bethsaida, Chorazin, Tabgha, Mt of Beatitudes, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan, Jordan River, Jericho, Dead Sea, Qumran, Masada, Bethany, Bethlehem, Jerusalem.  You’ll never get over it!    Click here to learn more.