2022 Church History Tour with Gerrit Dirkmaat

Dates June 6-12, 2022
Destination Baltimore, MD; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH;
Duration 7 days 6 nights
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 Join Gerrit Dirkmaat on this unforgettable tour to Baltimore, Harmony, Palmyra and Kirtland Church History sites. Some highlights include Gettysburg, 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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Tour number 9221F07

Day 1: Monday, June 6, 2022


Depart for Baltimore airport. Upon arrival in Baltimore, we transfer to our hotel and dinner where we will become better acquainted with our group. Accommodations at the Hampton Inn.

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Tuesday, June 7, 2022


This morning we begin our tour at Fort McHenry. Fort McHenry is a historical American coastal fort on Locus Point. It is best known for its role in the War of 1812, when it successfully defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British Navy. Next, we travel to Gettysburg. Our first stop will be lunch at the historic Dobbin house, built in 1776. Then we visit the Gettysburg Visitor's Center and watch the introduction movie, tour the museum, and see the Cyclorama Painting. We will then visit the battlefield and our last stop will be the National Cemetery that is famous throughout the world as the site of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. We end our day with a better understanding of the sacrifices made in the most crucial battle of the Civil War. Accommodations at the Fairfield Inn.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Harmony - Fayette - Palmyra

Today we depart for Palmyra, NY. En route we visit the Priesthood Restoration Site in Susquehanna County, PA. Here we see the new visitor’s center and we are able to explore the place where Joseph and Emma Smith lived from 1827 to 1830. Next, we travel to the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830.  Accommodations for two nights at the Palmyra Inn.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Thursday, June 9, 2022


Today we spend time in the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. Next we visit the restored home and farm of Joseph Smith, Sr., including the restored log cabin where the Smith family lived at the time of the first vision. We see the Palmyra Temple and talk about the importance of this modern-day temple in this historic and sacred place. Next, we 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. Our last stop will be  the Hill Cumorah and visitor's center.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Friday, June 10, 2022

Niagara Falls - Kirtland

Today we continue our journey to Niagara Falls, the oldest state park in the USA. We board the Maid of the Mist boat which passes directly in front of the falls and enters Horseshoe Basin. This is a not to miss activity! After free time for lunch, we travel to Kirtland, OH. Accommodations for two nights are at Holiday Inn.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Saturday, June 11, 2022


We spend the morning visiting the Morley Farm and the historic Kirtland village including the LDS Visitor’s Center, Whitney Home and Store, Johnson Inn, Ashery, and Sawmill. Next we see the Temple Quarry and enjoy a picnic lunch. This afternoon, we depart 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 finish our day at Mary Yoders with an Amish dinner.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Sunday, June 12, 2022

Kirtland - Home

Following Sacrament meeting, we see the Kirtland Temple where the Lord Himself appeared, as did Moses, Elias, Elijah, and numerous other angels. 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.

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
  • Group transfers
  • All Admissions and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Taxes on included services
  • Meal gratuities on included meals
  • Tour guide/historian Gerrit Dirkmaat

Price does not include (for all tours):

  • Airfare to Baltimore and back from Cleveland, OH
  • Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with 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:

  • Airfare additional (call for pricing)
  • Double Price: $1,579
  • Triple Price: $1,529
  • Quad Price: $1,479
  • Single Price:  $2,344
  • Cash Discount $50 per person

Payment Terms:

  • $250.00 per-person due at booking time
  • Final payment due April 6, 2022
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