Fall Foliage Church History Tour with Tim Taggart

Dates October 9-15, 2018
Destination Manchester, NH Sharon, VT; Harmony, PA; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH;
Duration 7 days 6 nights
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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#928J09

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: Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

Departure City – Manchester, NH airport, West Lebanon, NH

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

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Wednesday, Oct 10, 2018

Sharon, Vermont, Tunbridge, Lake George, NY, Saratoga Springs, NY

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

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3:Thursday, Oct 11, 2018

Priesthood Restoration Site, Binghamton, NY

Today we will travel to the new Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA.  We will see the new visitor’s center in the meetinghouse, 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 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Binghamton, NY. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Friday, Oct 12, 2018

Fayette, NY, Palmyra, NY

Following an early breakfast we will travel to Fayette, NY to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the church was organized on April 6, 1830. Next we will visit the Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was published and then see the grave site of Alvin Smith, eldest brother to Joseph Smith.  Next we will see the sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here.  We’ll also see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm including the restored log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith.  We’ll finish our day at the Hill Cumorah and visitor’s center.  Accommodations at the Palmyra Inn. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

Mendon, NY, Niagara Falls, Kirtland  

Today we will review the missionary labors of Samual Smith as we make a brief stop in Mendon, NY.   Next we continue our journey to Niagara Falls, the oldest state park in the USA. We’ll board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a fun activity you don’t want to miss! After free time for lunch and shopping we travel to Kirtland, OH. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Sunday, Oct 14, 2018

Kirtland, OH

Following Sacrament meeting we’ll 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, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and Sawmill. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Monday, Oct 15, 2018

Hiram, Home

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

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • LDS Tour Director on for the whole trip along with local guides for in depth location detail and history
  • Advance timed entry tickets to attractions included = less time waiting in lines
  • 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 $1,325.00
  • Triple Occupancy $1,275.00
  • Quad Occupancy $1250.00
  • Single Occupancy $1,711.00
  • 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