2018 Nauvoo Pageant & LDS Church History Tour with Anthony Sweat

Dates July 23-28, 2018
Destination Liberty, MO; Adam-ondi-Ahman Nauvoo, IL; Carthage, IL; St. Louis, MO;
Duration 6 days 5 nights
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Religious Focus:


Activity Level*:

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We invite you to join BYU Professor and special guest speaker, Anthony Sweat this summer to celebrate the spirit of the early pioneers as you witness the amazing Nauvoo Pageant.  History will be brought to life while you visit Independence, Missouri; Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Carthage Jail, and Nauvoo.

These unforgettable locations will become all the more colorful as you travel with a choice group of Latter-day Saints and an excellent Church Historian.   You'll catch the vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith as you experience the trials, suffering, and triumphs of the Church in Missouri and Illinois.

This tour is fun for all ages.  Come be part of the festival atmosphere that is only there during pageant season.   

Brother Sweat works at BYU in the church history department but many will recognize him from attending Timeout for Woman or one of his classes during BYU Education Week.  He's published several books & audio talks as well as having his artwork published in the Ensign and other significant places.   He and his wife Cindy are the parents of seven children that keeps them young and fun spirited. 

Questions? Contact:

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

TOUR ID#928G23

*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, July 23, 2018

Departure City/Kansas City/Independence/Liberty

Depart this morning for Kansas City. Upon arrival we will drive to Independence to visit the LDS visitors center and temple lot--the site where the first temple was commanded to be built in this dispensation. Following dinner we will travel to Liberty to visit the jail and visitors center. It was here during the winter of 1838-39 that the Prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned. During his incarceration, he received Doctrine and Covenants, Sections 121-123. Overnight at the Fairfield Inn. (D)

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Richmond/Far West/Adam-Ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo

Following an early breakfast, we will drive along the beautiful banks of the Missouri River to Richmond to see the Three Witnesses Monument. We will then continue on to Far West to see the temple site and have a picnic lunch. Our next stop is Adam-ondi-Ahman. Following dinner we will continue our scenic drive to Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Today we will begin our tour of old Nauvoo. Among our stops will be the Joseph Smith Homestead, Mansion House, gravesites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, and the Red Brick Store. Next we will visit the, blacksmith shop and Seventies Hall.  This afternoon we’ll visit the LDS visitors center and walk through the statuary park dedicated to women. Following dinner we will go to the Nauvoo Country Fair. This is a favorite activity for young and young at heart. You will enjoy 20 different 1840 s style games and activities hosted by family cast members dressed in period costumes. Next we will see the British Pageant “Truth Will Prevail” which tells the history of early Mormonism in the British Isles. The faith, devotion, and sacrifice of the nineteenth-century British church members helped make possible the flourishing religious community that was established in Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Thursday, July 26, 2018


Today you will have free time to visit historic Nauvoo including; the Riser Tin Shop, Scovil Bakery, Browning Gun Shop, Times and Seasons Print Shop, John Taylor Home, Brigham Young home and the Family Living Center to name a few. There will also be various performances during the day that you won’t want to miss. Following dinner, we will see the Nauvoo Pageant which tells the story of early Latter-day Saint church members who, in 1839, fled to Nauvoo to escape religious persecution. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5:Friday, July 27, 2018


We will begin our day with a morning temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. There will also be an opportunity for the youth to do baptisms. (Attendance at the temple is optional and subject to the temple schedule.) This afternoon we will visit the pioneer cemetery and then depart for Carthage. Here we will

tour the jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. This evening we’ll see Sunset on the Mississippi and then walk the Trail of Hope and read excerpts from diaries of the Saints who joined the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hannibal/St. Louis

As we say our farewell to Nauvoo, we continue on to Mark Twain s Hannibal on the Mississippi River where we’ll take a luncheon cruise on a riverboat. Following lunch, we will drive to St. Louis for our evening flight home. (B,L)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch


  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • Hotel accommodations for 5 nights
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D)
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Meal Gratuities
  • Church Historian Anthony Sweat

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Meals not specified in 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: $1,342.00
  • Triple/Quad price: $1,050.00
  • Cash Discount $40.00

Payment Terms:

  • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking
  • Final payment due May 23, 2018
  • •Program based on a minimum of 29 travelers. Surcharged may be assessed if number not met.

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

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Prices and itineraries are subject to availability and may change without notice. Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms