Nauvoo Church History Tour with Anthony Sweat

Dates June 5-10, 2023
Destination Kansas City, MO Nauvoo, IL; Carthage, IL;
Duration 6 days 5 nights
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We invite you to join favorite BYU Professor, best-selling author, and artist Anthony Sweat next summer on an incredible journey back into the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith and the early Saints in Missouri and Illinois.

Come experience the spirit of Independence, Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Nauvoo, and Carthage Jail. Catch the vision of the young prophet as you experience the trials, suffering, and triumphs during the early years of the Church.  You will learn so much as you relive many remarkable stories and events that took place in these sacred sites.

Those who've traveled with Anthony Sweat have all raved about how fun and personal he can make church history for all ages.  His knowledge of these sights will impress scholars of all ranks.  You will never forget the feelings and impressions you will experience during this tour.   Hurry and book while space is still available.

While other companies take 2 and 3 buses on their tours, ours has a 1 bus guarantee that ensures you have an intimate experience at the sites as well as your educator. It allows your group to bond as a family and makes fast friends with those you're traveling with. You will not come home wishing you had more.

*While the physical activity on this tour (walking distances) is not great, the days are full of touring from breakfast to dinner time with "down-time" only in the evening.

Highlights of the Tour:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour!
  • Morris Murdock LDS tour Director for the whole trip along with local guides listed on the tour itinerary
  • Free tour travel app to help you prepare and follow throughout the tour
  • Licensed,  insured, and bonded travel agency with 60 years of experience!!  IT MATTERS!

Tour ID # 9223F05

A CASH DISCOUNT of $45.00 applies for all payments made by check or ACH AFTER deposit

To Book This Tour, Contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

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

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Day 1: Monday, June 5, 2023

Kansas City

Depart this morning for Kansas City, MO. Upon arrival, we drive to Independence to visit the LDS Visitor's Center and temple lot--the site where the first temple was commanded to be built in this dispensation.  After dinner, we attend a church history devotional given by our historian.

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Kansas City, Liberty, Independence

This morning we drive along the beautiful banks of the Missouri River to Richmond to see the Three Witnesses Monument. Next, we visit the Richmond City Cemetery to see the grave site of David Whitmer.  Following lunch, we travel to the Liberty Jail and Visitor's Center; it was here during the winter of 1838-39 that the Prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned. Tonight, we have the opportunity to attend the Kansas City Temple. (Temple session is optional and subject to temple schedule.)

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Richmond, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Nauvoo

Following breakfast, we drive to Far West to see the temple site. Cornerstones for a temple were laid here in July 1838. Although the Saints were not able to complete the temple, the cornerstones and property remain as a testament of their faith and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our next stop is Adam-ondi-Ahman. Spring Hill was named "Adam-ondi-Ahman" by the Prophet Joseph Smith, as indicated by the Lord in revelation (see D&C 116).  We then continue to Nauvoo.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Thursday, June 8, 2023


Today we begin our tour of old Nauvoo with the Joseph Smith Homestead, Mansion House, gravesites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, and the Red Brick Store. This afternoon we have free time to visit the rest of 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.  

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, June 9, 2023


We begin our day with a session at the Nauvoo Temple. (The temple session is optional and subject to the temple schedule.)  After lunch we visit the pioneer cemetery and then depart for Carthage. Here we tour the jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred. This evening we see the production "Sunset on the Mississippi" and then walk the Trail of Hope reading excerpts from diaries of the Saints who joined the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo in 1846.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Carthage- St. Louis- Home

We say our farewell to Nauvoo and continue to Mark Twain's Hannibal on the Mississippi River where we take a luncheon cruise on a riverboat. Following lunch, we drive to St. Louis for our evening flight home.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch


  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • 5 night's hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Group transfers
  • All admissions and activities as specified in the itinerary
  • Meal gratuities on included meals
  • Taxes on included services
  • Tour guide/historian Anthony Sweat


Not Included:

  • Airfare to Kansas City, Mo, and back from St. Louis, MO
  • Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with the group
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Trip cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Checked baggage fees
  • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities


  • Double $1499 per person
  • Triple   $1449 per person
  • Quad   $1399 per person
  • Single  $1788 per person

Optional Pricing:

  • Airfare additional (call for pricing)
  • Cash Discount: $45 per person


Payment Terms:

  • $250 per person due at booking time
  • Final payment due April 5, 2023
  • A minimum of 30 passengers is needed for this tour to depart

Additional Information:

Terms & Conditions

Tour ID # 9223F05

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.

Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting Morris Murdock Escorted Tours