2025 Church History Tour with Anthony Sweat

Dates June 16-21, 2025
Destination Palmyra, NY; Susquehanna, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;
Duration 6 days 5 nights
Price From 1,679
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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 early Saints in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

Come experience the spirit of Palmyra, Susquehanna, Kirtland, and Hiram and 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 have 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 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.

Tour ID #9225F16

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
Email - dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 1: Monday, June 16, 2025
Day 1: Monday, June 16, 2025

Home Cities - Rochester, NY Airport - Palmyra

We depart our home cities this morning for Palmyra, NY and get acquainted over dinner as we look forward to the trip ahead.

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, June 17, 2025
Day 2: Tuesday, June 17, 2025

Palmyra - Fayette

This morning we visit the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we see the restored Joseph Smith Sr. home and farm, including the cabin where Moroni first appeared to young Joseph. Next we stop at the E. B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed, then on to the grave site of Alvin Smith, Joseph’s eldest brother. After lunch we visit the Hill Cumorah and Visitor’s Center, then Fayette, NY to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the church was organized on April 6, 1830.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, June 18, 2025
Day 3: Wednesday, June 18, 2025

Susquehanna, PA - Palmyra

Today we will visit the Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We will see the new 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.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Thursday, June 19, 2025
Day 4: Thursday, June 19, 2025

Niagara Falls - Kirtland

This morning, we are off to Niagara Falls, America’s oldest state park. We will board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the American side falls, before entering the Horseshoe Basin (at the base of the Canadian side of the falls). This is always a very memorable experience! Next, we continue to Kirkland, Ohio.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, June 20, 2025
Day 5: Friday, June 20, 2025


This morning we visit the newly acquired Kirtland temple, the Kirtland cemetery and the Joseph and Emma home. Following a picnic lunch at the Temple Quarry, we will spend time visiting the historic Kirtland village. These sites include the LDS Visitor’s Center, Whitney Home and Store, Johnson Inn, Ashery, and Sawmill. Our last stop of the day will visit the Morley farm.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, June 21, 2025
Day 6: Saturday, June 21, 2025

Hiram - Cleveland Airport - Home

This morning we travel to Hiram, Ohio, to see the John Johnson Farm. It was here that Joseph Smith completed the new translation of the Bible, received the vision of the three degrees of glory and was tarred and feathered by a local, minister-led mob. This afternoon we travel to the Cleveland airport for our late afternoon flight home.

Meals : Breakfast

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 who you travel with!

Tour Includes:

  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • 5-night's hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified on itinerary
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Group transfers when arriving and departing with the group.
  • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Meal gratuities on included meals
  • Taxes on included services
  • Tour Director/Historian Anthony Sweat

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Rochester, NY and back from Cleveland, OH
  • Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with the group.
  • 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:

  • Double Occupancy - $1,679 per person
  • Triple Occupancy - $1,629 per person
  • Quad Occupancy - $1,579 per person
  • Single Occupancy - $2,034 per person

Payment Terms:

  • $250 per person deposit due at time of booking
  • Final payment due April 16, 2025
  • CASH DISCOUNT of $60 discount per person available! Inquire for details!