2023 Church History Tour with Alex Baugh

Dates July 11-16, 2023
Destination Palmyra, NY; Harmony, PA; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;
Duration 6 days 5 nights
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Religious Focus:


Activity Level*:

Join Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and professor and former chair of the Department of Church History and Doctrine, Alex Baugh, as you experience the sites of the Restoration of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while visiting Palmyra and Kirtland Church History sites.

July is a wonderful time to visit these sites! The highlights include; the Sacred Grove, Peter Whitmer Farm, Priesthood Restoration site, Palmyra Temple, Niagara Falls, Kirtland Temple, Morley Farm, Whitney Store, and the John Johnson Farm to name a few.

These unforgettable locations will become all the more colorful as you travel with a choice group of Latter-day Saints and your excellent Church History director and guide.

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 and makes fast friends with those you're traveling with. You will not come home wishing you had more.

*Please note that physical activity on this tour (walking distances) is not significant, 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 
  • Most meals included in the tour cost
  • Licensed, insured, and bonded travel agency with 60 years of experience!! IT MATTERS!

Tour ID # 9223G11

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

Email - dedmunds@morrismurdock.com

Day 1: Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Home City to Rochester, NY Airport to Palmyra

Depart this morning for Palmyra, NY. We get acquainted with our group at dinner as we look forward to the trip ahead.  

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Palmyra - Fayette

Early this morning we visit 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 family lived at the time of the first vision and angel Moroni’s visit to the prophet. Our next stop is the E.B. Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was printed. After lunch, we visit the grave site of Alvin Smith, Joseph’s eldest brother. We continue to Fayette, NY to visit the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Thursday, July 13, 2023

Harmony, PA

Today we visit the Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We tour 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: Friday, July 14, 2023

Niagara Falls - Kirtland 

As we depart Palmyra, we visit the Hill Cumorah then 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 fun activity not to be missed!  After free time for lunch and shopping, we travel to Kirtland, OH.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Saturday, July 15, 2023


We start our day at the historic Kirtland village including the LDS Visitors Center, the Whitney Home and Store, the Johnson Inn, the Ashery, and Sawmill.  Following our picnic lunch at the Temple Quarry, we visit the Morley Farm, then travel to 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. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Sunday, July 16, 2023

Kirtland - Cleveland Airport- Home    

Following Sacrament Meeting, we visit 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, Lunch


  • Double $1359 per person
  • Triple   $1309 per person
  • Quad   $1259 per person
  • Single  $1655 per person


  • 1 tour-bus experience for the whole tour
  • 5 night's hotel accommodations
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
  • All admissions and activities as specified in the itinerary 
  • Meal gratuities on included meals
  • Taxes on included services
  • Tour director/historian Alex Baugh

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Rochester, NY Airport and back from Cleveland, OH
  • Additional transfers when not arriving or departing with the group
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Checked baggage fees
  • Trip Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Bus Driver and Historian gratuities

Payment Information:

  • The deposit is $250.00 pp due at the booking time
  • The final Payment is due May 11, 2023
  • A minimum of 30 passengers is needed for this tour to depart
  • Terms & Conditions

Optional Pricing:

  • Airfare additional (call for pricing)
  • Cash discount:$45.00 per person.  Requires check or ACH payment to any payment AFTER the first deposit at booking
  • Note- Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting Morris Murdock Escorted Tours