LDS Church History Tour with John Cluff

Dates August 20 - 25, 2018
Destination Palmyra, NY; Harmony, PA; Hiram, OH; Kirtland, OH;
Duration 6 days 5 nights
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John and Carol Cluff are both from Tooele, Utah.  They have lived there most of their lives.  John has worked as an Electrical Engineer and Carol as a homemaker for the six children they raised.  After retirement, they served a mission at the Kirtland Historic Sites for a year and a half.  Since their time at home they have served as Ward Missionaries, Service Missionaries at the Park City Family Tree Center and currently in a Young Single Adult Ward.  Eight years ago they were called to teach the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History to adults in the Tooele Region.  They have been doing that continuously for the past eight years.  They love Church History and finding the Doctrine in the Doctrine and Covenants.

We know you’ll enjoy this wonderful opportunity to travel with family, friends and your hosts John & Carol Cluff on this unforgettable tour to Palmyra and Kirtland. The highlights of the tour are the Sacred Grove, Hill Cumorah, the new Priesthood Restoration site, Kirtland Temple, Historic Kirtland Village, and the John Johnson farm to name a few.

Space is filling fast, call today for your booking.

Questions? Contact:

Dani Edmunds, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6114
Email Dani

Day 1: Monday, August 20, 2018

Rochester, NY Airport - Palmyra

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

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Palmyra – Fayette

Early this morning we will visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Then we’ll see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm including the restored log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith. Next, we will stop at the E.B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed. After lunch we’ll see the grave site of Alvin Smith, Joseph’s eldest brother then we will travel to Fayette, NY to visit the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Harmony, PA – Wilkes Barre

Today we will visit the new Priesthood Restoration Site in Susquehanna County, PA. We’ll see the 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. Accommodations: The Holiday Inn.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hiram, OH

We depart this morning for Hiram, OH. Following lunch we will visit the John Johnson Farm. It was at the Johnson farm that Joseph Smith received the vision of the three degrees of glory. Joseph Smith received approximately 17 revelations at the Johnson farm. Accommodations: Holiday Inn.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, August 24, 2018


This morning we’ll visit the Isaac Morley Farm which became the gathering place and stronghold for the church members as they arrived in Ohio. Next we’ll see the Temple Quarry and have a picnic lunch. We will spend the afternoon visiting the Historic Kirtland village including; the LDS Visitor’ s Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, the Sawmill, Accommodations: Holiday Inn.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, August 25, 2018

Kirtland - Cleveland Airport

Today we’ll 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. We will learn about the special events that took place there—such as the appearance of the Savior to accept the temple and the delivery of the priesthood keys by Moses, Elias, and Elijah. We conclude our tour with an afternoon flight home.

Meals : Breakfast

Tour Includes:

  • Professional trip management by Morris Murdock/LDS Travel Studies (operations, registration, payments, pre-trip information, and documents) 
  • Morris Murdock tour manager traveling with group 
  • 5-night’s hotel accommodations 
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) 
  • Meal gratuities  Bus Driver gratuities 
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air conditioned motor-coach 
  • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary

Price does not include:

  • Airfare (Call for pricing)
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance 
  • Checked baggage fees

Optional Pricing:

Airfare additional (call for pricing) Cash Discount: $35 per person

Payment Terms

$250 per-person due at booking time Final payment due Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Additional Information:

Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of 20 passengers needed to operate this tour.