Nauvoo LDS Church History Tour with Ken and Holly Peterson

Dates June 19-23, 2018
Destination Independence, MO: Adam-ondi-Ahman Nauvoo, IL; St. Louis, MO;
Duration 5 days 4 nights
Price From 938
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Activity Level*:

Come join tour leaders Ken Peterson and his lovely wife Holly in 2018 and experience the spirit of 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. Catch the vision of the Prophet Joseph Smith as you experience the trials, suffering and triumphs of the Church in Missouri and Illinois and learn about the exciting events in Church History.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

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

TOUR ID#928F19

*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, June 19, 2018

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: Wednesday, June 20, 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: Thursday, June 21, 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 Seventy’s Hall. Following lunch 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 brickyard to name a few.  Next, we’ll visit the LDS Visitor’s center and walk through the statuary park dedicated to women.  Tonight we’ll enjoy a musical production at the Cultural Hall performed by missionaries. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,L,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Friday, June 22, 2018


We’ll begin our day with a morning temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. (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.  Following dinner, we’ll see the “Sunset on the Mississippi” program and then we will 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 5: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Nauvoo - Hannibal - Home

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’ll drive to St. Louis for our evening flight home. (B,L)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour Includes:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • 4-night’s hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (B,L,D)
  • Meal gratuities
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Admissions & activities specified in itinerary
  • Church Historian David Jacobs

Price does not include (for all tours):

  • Group 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 rates)
  • Single price: $1,199
  • Triple price: $899.00
  • Quad price: $859
  • Cash Discount $30

Payment Terms:

  • Deposit of $250.00 due at time of booking
  • Final payment due April 19, 2018
  • Program based on a minimum of 28 travelers.
  • Surcharged may be assessed if number not met.
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