Summer Church History Tour with Hank Smith

Dates June 14-19, 2021
Destination Palmyra, NY; Harmony, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;
Duration 6 days 5 nights
Price From N/A

Religious Focus:


Activity Level*:

Cash Discount $50

Tour ID #9221F13

Join Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and popular LDS Speaker, Hank Smith, as you experience the sites of the Restoration of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while visiting Palmyra and Kirtland Church History sites

June is a wonderful time to visit these sites! The highlights include; the Sacred Grove, Peter Whitmer Farm, Priesthood Restoration site, Palmyra Temple, Niagara Falls, Kirtland Temple, Morley Farm, Whitney Store, and the John Johnson Farm to name a few.

These unforgettable locations will become all the more colorful as you travel with a choice group of Latter-day Saints and your excellent Church History director and guide.

Day 1: Monday, June 14, 2021

Home City to Rochester, NY Airport to Palmyra

Depart this morning for Palmyra, NY. We get acquainted with our group at dinner as we look forward to the trip ahead.  

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Palmyra - Fayette

Early this morning we visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next, we visit the restored home and farm of Joseph Smith Sr., including the restored log cabin where the family lived at the time of the first vision and angel Moroni’s visit to the prophet. Next, we stop at the E.B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed. After lunch, we visit the grave site of Alvin Smith, Joseph’s eldest brother. We continue to Fayette, NY to visit the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Harmony, PA

Today we visit the Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We tour 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: Thursday, June 17, 2021

Niagara Falls - Kirtland

We continue our journey to Niagara Falls, the oldest state park in the USA. We board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a fun activity not to be missed!  After free time for lunch we travel to Kirtland, OH.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, June 18, 2021


We start our day at the Morley Farm.  Next, we visit the Kirkland Temple where The Lord Himself appeared as did Moses, Elias, Elijah, and numerous other angels.  Then we see the Temple Quarry and have a picnic lunch. Next, we visit the historic Kirtland village including the LDS Visitors Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and Sawmill.  Our last stop will be in Hiram, OH at the John Johnson Farm where Joseph Smith received the vision of the three degrees of glory. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Hiram - Cleveland Airport- Home

This morning we depart for Hiram, OH to visit the John Johnson Farm.  It was at the Johnson farm that Joseph Smith received the vision of the three degrees of glory.  We conclude our tour with a late afternoon flight home and a better appreciation for the life of the Prophet Joseph and the early saints.

Meals : Breakfast


  • 1 tour-bus size experience for the whole tour
  • Hotel accommodations in first-class hotels or best available.
  • Morris Murdock escort/BYU Professor Hank Smith
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation via luxury air-conditioned motor-coaches
  • Tips for local sightseeing guides, hotels, and provided meals outlines in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing and group transfers as outlined in the itinerary
  • Travel document package
  • Whisper headset's throughout the tour so you don't miss a thing

Not Included:

  • Air transportation from your home town city to Rochester, NY Airport and return from Cleveland
  • Group air will be available out of Salt Lake City – Price and schedule TBA
  • Transportation not scheduled in the itinerary
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Tipping for guide and bus driver
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, beverages, etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation insurance

Payment Information:

  • Deposit is $250.00 pp
  • Cash Discount of $50.00 pp offered if all payments after deposit are paid by check
  • Final Payment is due April 14, 2021
  • Program based on a minimum of 25 travelers. Surcharged may be assessed if the number not met.
  • Terms & Conditions

Optional Pricing:

  • Triple - $1385.00
  • Quad - $1335.00
  • Single - $1742.00