2019 Autumn In New England with Kay Godfrey

Dates October 7-14, 2019
Destination Boston, MA; Boothbay Harbor, Maine Sharon, VT; Binghamton, NY Palmyra, NY; Kirtland, OH;
Duration 8 days 7 nights
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Religious Focus:

Sightseeing:

Activity Level*:


Please join Kay Godfrey us on a picturesque tour including Maine, Vermont, and upstate New York which is one of his signature tours and a beloved itinerary by all.  

In the fall the mountains in the Eastern US burn with color so rich and beautiful you must see it in person at least once on your lifetime.  Combine that thrill with the spiritual side of an LDS church history tour that will share with you intimate and in depth details of the Prophet Joseph's early life in Sharon and Palmyra.  See the sites that shaped a young mad of faith into the prophet of the restored gospel.

On this tour we will open this history to you in 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

CASH DISCOUNT of $45.00 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: Monday, Oct 7, 2019

Departure City - Topsfield, MA

Our journey begins as we fly to Boston, Massachusetts. Upon arrival we board our motorcoach and travel to our welcome dinner and hotel. The balance of the evening is at leisure.

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019

Topsfield - Boothbay Harbor, ME

After breakfast we tour various LDS Church history sites, including the Smith Family Homestead and Pine Grove Cemetery. Afterwards, we begin our scenic drive to Boothbay Harbor, Maine where we board the “Pink Lady” and enjoy a picturesque cruise near rocky shores, quiet coves, islands, lighthouses, and yachts at anchor in the busy marinas. Later this afternoon we have time to wander and shop this quaint town before dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019

Boothbay Harbor, ME - West Lebanon, NH

Our tour today includes a ride on the Hobo Railroad in Lincoln, New Hampshire. On this hour excursion in vintage, restored coaches along the Pemigwasse River, we see the spectacular fall foliage. Next, we travel on to Franconia to visit the house that poet Robert Frost purchased after his 1915 return from England. This two-room home contains memorabilia that includes signed first editions of each of his books. Later this afternoon we see various Church history sites such as the Smith home in Norwich, Vermont and the Smith homesite in West Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

Sharon, Vt & Burlington, VT

Our touring today begins at the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, Vermont, where Joseph Smith was born. Next we see various Church history sites such as the Turnbridge Village Store, the Turnbridge covered bridge, and Royalton, Vermont. The highlight of the day is a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen III on Lake Champlain.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, Oct 11, 2019

Burlington & Bennington, VT - Binghamton, NY

This morning we depart for Binghamton, NY. En route we visit the Battle of Bennington and the grave site of the poet, Robert Frost. We continue on to Colesville, New York, where the first branch of the Church was organized. We visit the Josiah Stowell home, Joseph Knight home, and the Baptist Church.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, Oct 12, 2019

Fayette - Palmyra, NY

After breakfast our day of touring includes the Palmyra Church Sites, the Susquehanna River and the new Priesthood Restoration sites, and the McKune Cemetery. We see where Joseph and Emma Smith had their first home, in which their first child was born and much of the Book of Mormon was translated. We also see the Issac Hale Home and the McKune Family Cemetery. This afternoon we visit the Peter Whitmer Farm in Fayette, where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830, and is near the site where the Three Witnesses had their manifestation. We continue to Palmyra to see the E.B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed and the grave site of Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Sunday, Oct 13, 2019

Palmyra, NY - Kirtland, OH

Following sacrament meeting we visit the sacred grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we tour the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm, including the log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith, and then onto the Hill Cumorah and Visitor’s Center. This afternoon we travel to Kirtland, OH and on the way, we see Niagara Falls.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Monday, Oct 14, 2019

Kirtland, OH

We spend this morning visiting the Kirtland Temple, Morley Farm, and Historic Kirtland Village which includes the LDS Visitor’s Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and the Sawmill. Our tour concludes with a greater appreciation of the life of the Prophet Joseph and all those who have made their mark in the early years of the Church.

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • LDS Church Historian Kay Godfrey
  • Deluxe heated/air conditioned motor coach
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary at the end of each day (B,L,D)
  • Booth Bay Harbor Dinner Cruise
  • Lake Champlain Harbor Cruise
  • Taxes & gratuities for meals and hotel

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city - Group air out of SLC will be available - TBA
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature

Optional Pricing:

  • Single Occp $
  • Triple Occp $
  • Quad Occp $

Payment Terms:

  • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking
  • •Final payment due August 7, 2019
  • Program based on a minimum of 25 travelers. Surcharge may be assessed if number not met.
  • •Terms & Conditions