Church History Tour with Ron Bartholomew

Dates September 15-20, 2021
Destination Palmyra, NY; Harmony, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH;
Duration 6 days 5 nights
Price From 1,355

Religious Focus:


Activity Level*:

We invite you to join us on this unforgettable tour to the Palmyra and Kirtland Church History sites. The highlight of the trip will include the New Priesthood Restoration site, the Peter Whitmer Farm, Sacred Grove, Palmyra Temple, Niagara Falls, Kirtland Temple, Morley Farm, Whitney Store and the John Johnson Farm to name a few.

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Tel: (801) 483-6114
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*While the physical activity on this tour (walking distances) is not great, the days are full with touring from breakfast to dinner time with "down-time" only in the evening.

Day 1: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Home Cities – 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: Thursday, September 16, 2021

Palmyra - Fayette - Hill Cumorah 

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 the 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. Tonight, we visit Hill Cumorah and visitor's center.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Friday, September 17, 2021

Harmony, PA- Palmyra

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: Saturday, September 18, 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 and shopping, we travel to Kirtland, OH. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Sunday, September 19, 2021


Following Sacrament Meeting and our picnic lunch at the Temple Quarry, we visit the Morley Farm, the Kirtland Temple, and the historic Kirtland village, including the LDS Visitor's Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and the Sawmill.        

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Monday, September 20, 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 experience for the whole tour
  • 5-night's hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary 
  • Meal gratuities on included meals
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Group transfers
  • All Admissions and activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Taxes on included services
  • Tour guide/Church Historian Ron Bartholomew

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Rochester, NY and back from Cleveland, OH
  • Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with the group
  • Meals not specified in the 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)
  • Single price: $1,755
  • Triple price: $1,305
  • Quad price: $1,255 
  • Cash Discount: $45.00

Payment Terms:

  • $250.00 per person due at booking time
  • Final payment due July 15, 2021
  • A minimum number of 29 passengers are needed for this tour to depart
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Do Not purchase airline tickets without consulting Morris Murdock/LDS Travel Study