8-Day LDS Church History

June 7 - 14, 2023 With Dr. Gregg Johnson

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Your US/LDS History Tour INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City  * Call for other cities
  • First Class Hotels throughout
  • Fully escorted from Salt Lake city by Dr. Gregg Johnson
  • 13 Meals: 7 Full Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 1 Dinner
  • Deluxe Motorcoach equipped with a restroom and DVD equiped
  • Baggage handling at most hotels
  • All sightseeing and admissions paid, no-add ons
  • Top quality service throughout
  • Tips and Taxes on all services
  • Sessions in the Philadelphia and Palmyra Temples

" Revelation, Restoration, Organization!"


*$2595.00 per person - Double Occupancy

*$2486.00 per person - Triple Occupancy/Quad Occupancy
*$3045.00 Single Occupancy

* Price reflects a pay by check/cash discount.  Credit cards + 3.85%



This morning we fly from Salt Lake to Philadelphia, the birthplace of a nation. It is here that the events leading to 1776 begin to unfold. We’ll learn about the events and men and women who shaped our new nation and the birth of freedom and set the stage for the restoration of the Gospel. We’ll visit Valley Forge before our group welcome dinner tonight. Then check in at our hotel for a two-night stay.     (D)


Welcome to historic Philadelphia, where in 1776 colonial representatives struggled with the choices and consequences of changing a country, a government and a way of life. At Independence Hall, our park ranger guide will describe in detail what took place in this building – the debate for national independence! The events that led to the formation of the United States of America will unfold before our eyes as we see the Liberty Bell, Congress Hall, Betsy Ross home, Ben Franklin gravesite and Washington Square Park. We also visit the new Philadelphia Temple to do a session. Today’s tour will help us better appreciate the American ideals of freedom of speech and religion.     (B)


We travel to Harmony this morning and visit the Priesthood Restoration site on the banks of the Susquehanna River. Also see Joseph & Emma’s first home and the Priesthood restoration statues and monuments. After a lunch break we arrive at Fayette, New York. It was here, in the Peter Whitmer home on April 6, 1830 that the Church was organized. After our tour of the Whitmer home we continue on to Palmyra and the new Hill Cumorah Visitor’s Center and our first views of the Palmyra Temple. This serves as an outstanding starting point for our stay in Palmyra. Our hotel tonight is the Holiday Inn in beautiful upstate New York where we stay the next three nights.     (B,L)

Day 4 - PALMYRA     

Attend Sacrament meeting this morning with the saints in the Palmyra Ward. We'll then make a visit to the top of the Hill Cumorah, with views of the Pageant setting and an up-close look at the Angel Moroni Statue created by Torleif S. Knaphus who was commissioned to create many statues and bias-reliefs for the Church. We then go to the Grandin Printing Shop, where the Book of Mormon was first published. Then a lunch break and stroll the old main street of Palmyra. This evening, events in the Book of Mormon will come alive as we watch the pre-recorded 2019 presentation of the HILL CUMORAH PAGEANT, “America’s Witness for Christ.”   (B,L)


This morning we visit the Joseph Smith Snr. Farm and Log Cabin where Joseph lived as a boy and was visited by the Angel Moroni. You will be touched by the spirit as you walk through the Sacred Grove and contemplate the event that took place here in the spring of 1820. A picnic lunch is included today before we go to the sites of the Martin Harris Farm, Alvin Smith’s Grave and the Erie Canal Locks. Later this afternoon we have the marvelous experience of entering the Palmyra Temple to participate in a pre-reserved session. Time to relax and enjoy this evening.   (B,L)


After breakfast we depart for Niagara Falls. We’ll take the thrilling “Maid of the Mist” boat ride on the Niagara River right up to the base of the Falls, an experience not to be missed! You’ll also have time to view the Falls from the Skywalk with awesome views of the falls, the Canadian side & surrounding area. Spend time in the Visitors Center, grounds and museum before we leave Niagara and travel to Kirtland. After dinner we visit the Isaac Morley Farm and get a great view of the Kirtland Temple at night.     (B)


We’ll attend Sacrament meeting this morning at the Kirtland Ward. Then we spend time at the historic Kirtland Temple and Visitors Center. We’ll also visit the Historic Kirtland Cemetery and Temple Stone Quarry. After our delicious Sunday lunch at the Cracker Barrel restaurant and a break at the hotel, we travel to Hiram, Ohio and visit the John Johnson Farm. It is here that Joseph and his family lived for several months and had many marvelous spiritual manifestations. It was in the front yard that Joseph and Sidney Rigdon were dragged out, beaten, tarred and feathered during the night of March 24, 1832. Time to relax and enjoy this evening.  (B,L)


Today our tour begins in restored and dedicated Kirtland. We start at the Visitors Center and then see the Newell K. Whitney Home and Store, the John Johnson Inn, the School House, the Saw Mill and Ashery. Leaving Kirtland we bus to Middlefield for a home-cooked mid-day meal in the home of a delightful Amish family. There will be a stop at an Amish gift shop for jams, quilts, candies, leather goods, woodworking, needlepoint and lacework, before heading to the airport. You will return home this evening with an increased appreciation for your country and for the gospel and its restoration.   (B,L)


 B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner       

About this tour

We invite you to join us on this outstanding tour and once-in-a-lifetime LDS Church History & American Colonial Heritage Tour! We are excited about this well-planned, well-organized itinerary that will take you to all the sights and special points of interest. You will appreciate the top quality service, first class hotels, 13 delicious meals and complete sightseeing.  Don't miss this outstanding trip!

Tour Includes:

  • Philadelphia
  • Valley Forge
  • Historic Philadelphia sites
  • Independece Hall
  • Liberty Bell
  • Washington Square Park
  • Betsy Ross home
  • Ben Franklin gravesite
  • Philadelphia Temple
  • Susquehanna River
  • Priesthood Restoration Site
  • Peter Whitmer Farm
  • Fayette
  • Palmyra Temple
  • Grandin Print Shop
  • Old main street Palmyra
  • Smith Family Farm
  • Martin Harris Farm
  • Erie Canal locks
  • Sacred Grove
  • Niagara Falls
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride
  • Amish family experience
  • Kirtland Temple
  • Stone Quarry for Kirtland Temple
  • Kirtland sites
  • Historic Kirtland
  • and More!


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