Autumn in New England Tour with Kay Godfrey

Dates October 5 - 12, 2020
Destination Boston, MA; Boothbay Harbor, Maine West Lebanon, NH; Sharon, VT; Binghamton, NY Fayette: Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH;
Duration 8 days 7 nights
Price From 1,570
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Join Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and Kay Godfrey on a picturesque tour including Maine, Vermont, and upstate New York which is one of his signature tours and a beloved itinerary by all.  

In the fall the mountains in the Eastern US burn with color so rich and beautiful you must see it in person at least once on your lifetime.  Combine that thrill with the spiritual side of an LDS church history tour that will share with you intimate and in depth details of the Prophet Joseph's early life in Sharon and Palmyra.  See the sites that shaped a young mad of faith into the prophet of the restored gospel.

On this tour we will open this history to you in a way that your love and testimony of the prophet will never be the same.

Questions? Contact:

Dani Edmunds, Tour Manager

Tel: (801) 483-6114

Day 1: Monday, Oct 5, 2020

Departure City - Danvers, MA

Our journey begins as we fly to Boston, Massachusetts. Upon arrival we board our motorcoach and travel to our welcome dinner and hotel in Danvers, MA.

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, Oct 6, 2020

Topsfield, MA - Boothbay Harbor, ME

After breakfast we tour various LDS Church history sites, including the Smith Family Homestead and Pine Grove Cemetery. Afterwards, we begin our scenic drive to Boothbay Harbor, Maine where we board the “Pink Lady” and enjoy a picturesque cruise near rocky shores, quiet coves, islands, lighthouses, and yachts at anchor in the busy marinas. Later this afternoon we have time to wander and shop this quaint town before dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, Oct 7, 2020

Boothbay Harbor, ME - West Lebanon, NH

Our tour today includes a ride on the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, New Hampshire. On this hour excursion in vintage, restored coaches along the Pemigwasse River, we see the spectacular fall foliage. Next, we travel to Franconia to visit the house that poet Robert Frost purchased after his 1915 return from England. This two-room home contains memorabilia that includes signed first editions of each of his books. Later this afternoon, we see various Church history sites such as the Smith Home in Norwich, Vermont and the Smith Homesite in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Thursday, Oct 8, 2020

Sharon, VT - Burlington, VT

This morning our tour begins at the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, Vermont, where Joseph Smith was born. Next, we see various church history sites such as the Tunbridge Village Store, the Tunbridge covered bridge, and Royalton, Vermont.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, Oct 9, 2020

Bennington, VT - Binghamton, NY

This morning we depart for Binghamton, NY. En route we visit the Battle of Bennington and the grave site of the poet, Robert Frost. We continue to Colesville, New York where the first branch of the Church was organized. We then visit the Josiah Stowell home, Joseph Knight home, and the Baptist Church.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, Oct 10, 2020

Susquehanna - Fayette, NY - Palmyra, NY

After breakfast, our day of touring includes the Susquehanna River, Priesthood Restoration sites, and McKune Cemetery.  We see Joseph and Emma Smith’s first home, in which their first child was born and much of the Book of Mormon was translated, and the Issac Hale Home. This afternoon we visit the Peter Whitmer Farm in Fayette, which is where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830, and is near the location of the manifestation to the Three Witnesses. We continue to Palmyra to see the E.B. Grandin Building, where the Book of Mormon was printed, and the grave site of Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Sunday, Oct 11, 2020

Palmyra, NY - Kirtland, OH

Following Sacrament Meeting, we visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next, we tour the Joseph Smith, Sr., home and farm, including the log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. Next, we see the Hill Cumorah. This afternoon we travel to Kirtland, Ohio.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Monday, Oct 12, 2020

Kirtland, OH – Home Cities

We spend this morning visiting the Kirtland Temple, Morley Farm, and Historic Kirtland Village which includes the Church Visitor’s Center, Whitney Home and Store, Johnson Inn, Ashery, and Sawmill.   Our tour concludes with a greater appreciation of the life of the Prophet Joseph and all those who have made their mark in the early years of the Church. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch


  • 7-night's hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D)
  • Meal gratuities
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Taxes on included services
  • Tour guide/Historian Kay Godfrey

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Checked baggage fees
  • Bus Driver and Tour Guide gratuities


  • Airfare additional (call for pricing)
  • Double price: $1,570 per person
  • Single price: $2,045 per person
  • Triple price: $1,520 per person
  • Quad price: $1,470 per person
  • Cash Discount: $50.00

Payment Terms:

  • $250.00 per-person due at booking time
  • Final payment due August 5, 2020
  • A minimum number of 30 passengers are needed for this tour to depart
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