2018 LDS Hill Cumorah Pageant Tour with Ron Bartholomew (7-Day)

Dates July 12-18, 2018
Destination Philadelphia, PA; Harmony, PA; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;
Duration 7 days 6 nights
Price From N/A
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Religious Focus:


Activity Level*:

Join Ron Bartholomew on this unforgettable tour to Philadelphia, Harmony, Palmyra and Kirtland Church History sites. The highlight of the trip will be attending the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Other highlights include Independence Hall, the new Priesthood Restoration site, the Susquehanna River, Peter Whitmer Farm, Sacred Grove, Palmyra Temple, Niagara Falls, Kirtland Temple, Morley Farm, Whitney Store and the John Johnson Farm to name a few.

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To Book This Tour, Contact:

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

TOUR ID#928G12

*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: Thursday, July 12


Depart this morning for Philadelphia. On our way to dinner and our hotel, we’ll see our first glimpse of this historical city as we tie in the freedoms that made the Restoration of the Gospel possible. Accommodations: Courtyard by Marriott. (D)

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Friday, July 13

Philadelphia - Allentown

Early this morning we begin our exciting tour of Philadelphia. We’ll see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.  Next will be free time to see the grave site of Benjamin Franklin, the first bank of the United States, and Carpenter’s Hall. Following lunch we will travel to Washington Crossing and tour the Historic Village including the McConkey Ferry Inn, Mahlon Taylor Home, Hibbs House, Frye House and Blacksmith shop. Next we will travel to Valley Forge National Historic Park. Accommodations: Wingate Hotel. (B,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Saturday, July 14

Harmony - Fayette - Palmyra

Today we depart for Palmyra to witness the highlight of our tour, “The Hill Cumorah Pageant.” Enroute we’ll visit the Priesthood Restoration Site in Susquehanna County, PA. Here we will see the new visitor’s center and you will be able to explore the place where Joseph and Emma Smith lived from 1827 to 1830. Next we’ll travel to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. Tonight we see the Hill Cumorah and visitor’s center. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (B)

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Sunday, July 15


Following Sacrament meeting we’ll spend time in the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we’ll visit the restored Joseph Smith, Sr. home and farm including the restored log cabin where the Smith family lived at the time of the first vision and angel Moroni’s visit to the Prophet. We’ll see the Palmyra Temple and talk about the importance of this modern-day temple in this historic and sacred place. Next, we’ll see the Grandin Printing Complex where the first Book of Mormon was printed and then the grave site of Alvin Smith, eldest brother of Joseph Smith. Accommodations: Palmyra Inn. (B,L,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Monday, July 16

Niagara Falls - Kirtland

Today 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. (B,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Tuesday, July 17


This morning 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. Next we’ll see the Temple Quarry and enjoy a picnic lunch. We will spend the afternoon visiting the Morley Farm and the Historic Kirtland village including; the LDS Visitor’s Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and Sawmill. Accommodations: Holiday Inn. (B,L,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Wednesday, July 18

Hiram - Home

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. (B)

Meals : Breakfast

Tour Includes:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • 6 night’s hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the in itinerary
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Taxes on included services
  • Maid of the Mist boat ride in Niagara Falls
  • Meal gratuities

Price does not include (for all tours):

  • 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:

  • Single Price: $1,907.00
  • Triple/Quad Price: $1,320.00
  • Cash Discount $40.00 per person

Payment Terms:

  • $250.00 per-person due at booking time
  • Final payment due May 11, 2018
  • Terms: morrismurdock.com/terms
  • Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting LDS Travel Study. There is a minimum amount of 29 passengers needed to operate this tour.