2019 Fall Foliage Church History Tour with Tim Taggart

Dates October 12-18, 2019
Destination Manchester, NH Sharon, VT; Binghamton, NY Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH;
Duration 7 days 6 nights
Price From 1,345
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Please join one of our favorite tour directors, Tim Taggart, on this wonderful fall getaway that celebrates early Saints and leaders of the LDS church. This is a beloved itinerary during an ideal time to travel to this part of the country!

For most people, seeing the fall come alive in the Eastern US while it burns with color so rich and beautiful is a dream and high on their "bucket list". Combine that thrill with the spiritual side of an LDS church history tour as you learn about the Prophet Joseph’s early life in Sharon, Palmyra and Kirtland. See the sites that shaped a young man of faith into the prophet of the restored gospel we know today.

Join us on a picturesque tour including New Hampshire, Vermont, upstate New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.   We will open this special history to you in such 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
Email Dani

Tour ID#929J18

CASH DISCOUNT of $50.00 for final payment by check

*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: Saturday, Oct 12, 2019

Departure City – Manchester, NH - West Lebanon, NH

This morning we board our flight for our memorable Fall Foliage Church History tour. We see our first view of the spectacular fall colors as we arrive in Manchester late afternoon. We get acquainted with our group at dinner. Accommodations are at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon, NH. 

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Sunday, Oct 13, 2019

Sharon, VT, - Tunbridge, VT, - Saratoga Springs, NY

Following Sacrament Meeting, our tour begins at the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, Vermont. Joseph Smith was born in the township of Sharon on December 23, 1805. We visit the LDS Visitor’s Center and see the unique granite monument, one of the largest in the world, marking his birthplace. Next, we visit Tunbridge, Vermont, which was the first home of Joseph and Lucy Smith. Throughout the day we see the beautiful Vermont foliage and their famous covered bridges as we learn of the early years of the prophet. Accommodations are at the Hilton Garden Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Priesthood Restoration Site, PA - Binghamton, NY

Today we travel to the new Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We see the visitor’s center, the reconstructed homes of Joseph and Emma Smith and Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, the woods where John the Baptist restored the priesthood, the new statuaries, and the baptismal site at the Susquehanna River. Accommodations are at the Courtyard by Marriott in Binghamton, NY. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

Fayette, NY - Palmyra, NY

Early this morning we travel to Fayette to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. Next, we visit the Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was published, then the grave site of Alvin Smith, Joseph Smith’s eldest brother.  Following lunch, we see the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. We also visit the restored Joseph Smith, Sr., farm including the log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. We finish our day at Hill Cumorah. Accommodations are at the Palmyra Inn. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019

Mendon, NY, - Niagara Falls, NY - Kirtland, OH

Today we review the missionary labors of Samuel Smith as we make a brief stop in Mendon, NY. 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. Accommodations for two nights are at the Holiday Inn. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Kirtland, OH

Today we visit the Kirtland Temple. Relative to the meager resources of the Saints at the time, the Kirtland Temple is probably the most costly temple ever constructed by the Church. Next, we see the Temple Quarry and have a picnic lunch. We spend the afternoon visiting the Morley Farm and the historic Kirtland village including the Church’s Visitor’ s Center, Whitney Home and Store, Johnson Inn, Ashery, and Sawmill. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Friday, Oct 18, 2019

Hiram, OH - Home City

We depart this morning 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

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • LDS Tour Director on for the whole trip
  • We include all tipping for hotels and restaurants where meals provided

Price includes:

  • 6 nights hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Sightseeing as included in the itinerary
  • Taxes on included services
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride in Niagara Falls
  • Meal gratuities

Price does not include:

  • Airfare - Please call for pricing
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Checked baggage fees
  • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities

Optional Pricing:

  • Double Occupancy $1,345
  • Triple Occupancy $1,295
  • Quad Occupancy $1.270
  • Single Occupancy $1,732
  • Ask about our Single Share Roommate Program

Payment Options:

  • Cash Discount $50
  • $250 per-person due at booking time
  • A minimum number of 29 passengers is needed for this tour to depart
  • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms