2021 LDS Church History Discovery Tour Kay Godfrey

Dates June 2–11, 2021
Destination Palmyra, NY; Susquehanna River; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Independence, MO: Adam-ondi-Ahman Nauvoo, IL; Carthage, IL; St. Louis, MO;
Duration 10 days 9 nights
Price From 2,075

Religious Focus:

Sightseeing:

Activity Level*:


Join Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and Kay Godfrey on this unforgettable tour through the footsteps of LDS church history. Relive the Restoration as the early pioneers did.

Some of the many highlights of this tour include; The Sacred Grove & Smith homestead, Hill Cumorah, the new Priesthood restoration site in Harmony, the Kirtland Temple, Independence, Far West, Adam Ondi Ahman, Nauvoo and ending in the site of the martyrdom in Carthage. Whether you are tracing family roots or exploring the restoration, you will gain insightful information, relive wonderful stories of faith and endurance and enjoy the wonderful teaching of Epic Historian Kay Godfrey.

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Questions? Contact:

Dani Edmunds, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6114
Email Dani

Day 1: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Departure City - Palmyra

We depart this morning for Rochester, NY. Upon arrival we will drive to our hotel in Palmyra, NY. We will get acquainted over dinner as we look forward to the trip ahead. Accommodations for three nights are at the Palmyra Inn.

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Palmyra - Fayette

This morning we visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm, including the cabin where Moroni first appeared to young Joseph. Next we stop at the E. B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed, then on to the grave site of Alvin Smith, Joseph’s eldest brother. After lunch we visit the Hill Cumorah and Visitor’s Center, then Fayette, NY to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the church was organized on April 6, 1830.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Friday, June 4, 2021

Susquehanna River, PA

Today we will visit the new Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We will see the new visitor’s center and meetinghouse, the reconstructed homes of Joseph and Emma Smith and Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, the woods where John the Baptist restored the priesthood, the baptismal site at the Susquehanna River, and the new statuary.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Saturday, June 5, 2021

Niagara Falls - Kirtland

Today we journey to Niagara Falls, America’s oldest state park. We board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a not to be missed activity! After free time for lunch, we travel to Kirtland, OH. Accommodations for two nights at the Holiday Inn

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Sunday, June 6, 2021

Kirtland

Following Sacrament meeting we see the Temple Quarry and have a picnic lunch. We spend the rest of the afternoon visiting the Morley Farm, the Kirtland Temple, and the historic Kirtland village. These sites include the LDS Visitor’s Center, Whitney Home and Store, Johnson Inn, Ashery, and Sawmill.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Monday, June 7, 2021

Hiram - Kansas City - Independence

Early this morning we depart for Hiram, OH to visit the John Johnson Farm where Joseph Smith received the three degrees of glory vision. Next, we will fly to Kansas City, and then drive to Independence to see the LDS Visitors Center near the temple site. Following dinner, we drive to Liberty and visit the Liberty Jail where the Prophet Joseph spent several months while the Saints suffered severe persecution in Missouri. Accommodations for one night at the Fairfield Inn.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Far West - Adam-Ondi-Ahman - Nauvoo

We begin our day by traveling to Far West to see the temple site and discuss the historic events that occurred here before the Saints were forced to leave Missouri. Our next stop is Adam-Ondi-Ahman, where Adam and Eve lived after the Garden of Eden. We then continue to Nauvoo. Accommodations for three nights at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Nauvoo

This morning we browse through the many restored homes and buildings in “Old Nauvoo”, including the homes of Brigham Young, John Taylor, Heber C. Kimball, Lucy Mack Smith, and the Jonathan Browning Gun Shop. This afternoon we visit Joseph Smith’s homestead, the grave sites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, the Mansion House, and the Red Brick Store.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Nauvoo - Carthage

Our day begins with an optional temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. (Subject to temple schedule), then we visit the Pioneer Cemetery. This afternoon we travel the old road to Carthage to view a production of the “Life of the Prophet Joseph Smith” at the Visitor’s Center. Next, we tour the jail itself where the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum were martyred. After an early dinner we walk the “Trail of Hope” and read excerpts from personal diaries of the Saints. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Friday, June 11, 2021

Hannibal - St. Louis

This morning we say farewell to Nauvoo. We continue to Mark Twain’s Hannibal on the Mississippi River where we’ll take a luncheon cruise on a riverboat. Following lunch, we’ll depart for St. Louis, MO for our early evening flight home. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Included:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • 9-night's hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified on itinerary
  • Airfare from Cleveland to Kansas City
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Group transfers
  • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Meal gratuities on included meals
  • Taxes on included services
  • Tour guide/Church Historian Kay Godfrey

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Rochester, NY and back from St. Louis. MO
  • Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with group
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Checked baggage fees
  • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities

Optional Pricing:

  • Airfare additional (call for pricing)
  • Double $2,075 per person
  • Triple $2,025 per person
  • Quad $1,975 per person
  • Single $2,570 per person

Payment Terms:

  • Cash Discount: $65.00
  • $250 per-person due at the time of booking
  • Final payment due April 2, 2021
  • A minimum number of 29 passengers is needed for this tour to depart
  • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms
  • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting Morris Murdock Escorted tours/LDS Travel Study.