Liberty House B&B
131 West Main St.
Palmyra NY 14522
HISTORIC SITES OF The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Palmyra, New York is the spiritual home of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). In 1820, God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith in a grove near his family home near Palmyra. That "First Vision" was to set in motion events that would lead to the founding of a church whose membership today totals over 11 million worldwide.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regard the temple as the most sacred place on Earth. The Palmyra Temple (pictured to the right), the 100th temple built by the Church, stands on a hill overlooking the Sacred Grove, the site of the "First Vision."
While consecrating holy ground for the Palmyra Temple, Church President Gordon B. Hinckley stated:
"This is where it all began. I regard this temple as perhaps the most significant in one respect in the entire Church."
No trip to Palmyra is complete without visiting the Palmyra Temple and these other historic Church properties:
- Joseph Smith Family Farm, including Frame Home, Log Cabin & the Sacred Grove.
- Hill Cumorah & Visitors' Center
- Hill Cumorah Pageant 2015 - July 10, 11, 14-18
- Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site - Grandin Building
- Martin Harris Farm
- Alvin Smith Grave Site
- Peter Whitmer Farm (Fayette, NY)
- Regular Sunday Sacrament Service
Beginning at 9:00am
Palmyra Ward & Stake Center
Palmyra, NY 14522
For further information, including site hours of operation, please visit our good friends at www.hillcumorah.org