2024 Remembering the Restoration Church History Tour with Rich Robins

Dates June 4-12, 2024
Destination Boston, MA; Lexington, MA Sharon, VT; Binghamton, NY; Fayette, NY; Palmyra, NY; Niagara Falls, NY; Kirtland, OH; Hiram, OH;
Duration 9 days 8 nights
Price From 1,950
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We invite you to join Rich Robins on a historical expedition to celebrate the spirit of the early faithful saints and relive the restoration of the Gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith. 

This tour starts in the heart of America's Revolutionary War areas with visits to Bunker Hill, Lexington and Concord.  From there we travel to the charming town of Sharon, Vermont known for its picturesque landscapes, and historic charm, and to the sacred birthplace of Joseph Smith.  We will continue visiting these special sites as we travel through the New York countryside to Palmyra and visit the Sacred Grove, the Smith Family homestead, and the Grandlin Printing building.  From here we turn north to see Niagara Falls, one of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders – Niagara Falls. Nestled on the border between the United States and Canada, this iconic destination promises an experience of sheer grandeur and beauty. Our tour ends in the Kirtland/Hyrum area celebrating the Kirtland Temple and sites of the translation of the Book of Mormon and other significant Church History events.

This is a tour to take your remembrance and reverence of the restoration to the next level as taught by our knowledgeable guide who bring this special history to life with engaging narratives and insights.

Tour ID #9224F04

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, June 4, 2024
Day 1: Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Home City – Boston, MA 

Today we board our flight for our memorable Church History tour. We see our first view of Boston late afternoon. We visit Bunker Hill en route to our hotel.  The Battle of Bunker Hill took place on June 17, 1775, just a few months after the start of the American Revolutionary War.  Tonight, we get acquainted with our group at dinner. 

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Day 2: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Lexington - Concord- West Lebanon, NH 

This morning we relive the first moments of the Revolutionary War and see the place where the shot was fired that was “heard around the world”. We travel the Battle Road, stopping at various points, and even see where Paul Revere was captured by the British. You will come to know Lexington and Concord and understand those events which brought about the Independence of this great nation.  

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Day 3: Thursday, June 6, 2024

Sharon, VT - Tunbridge, VT – Bennington, VT 

Today our tour begins at the Joseph Smith Memorial in Sharon, Vermont. Joseph Smith was born in the township of Sharon on December 23, 1805. We visit the LDS Visitor’s Center and see the unique granite monument, one of the largest in the world, marking his birthplace. Next, we visit Tunbridge, Vermont, which was the first home of Joseph and Lucy Smith. Throughout the day we see the beautiful Vermont landscape and their famous covered bridges as we learn of the early years of the prophet. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Friday, June 7, 2024
Day 4: Friday, June 7, 2024

Priesthood Restoration Site, PA - Binghamton, NY  

Early this morning we see the Bennington Battle Monument.  This monument is a 306-foot-high stone obelisk that commemorates the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War. Next, we continue our drive to the Priesthood Restoration site in Susquehanna County, PA. We see the visitor’s center, the reconstructed homes of Joseph and Emma Smith and Isaac and Elizabeth Hale, the woods where John the Baptist restored the priesthood, the new statuaries, and the baptismal site at the Susquehanna River. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Saturday, June 8, 2024
Day 5: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Fayette, NY - Palmyra, NY 

We depart this morning for Fayette, NY to visit the Peter Whitmer Farm where the Church was organized on April 6, 1830.  Next, we travel to Palmyra to see the Sacred Grove and reflect on the special events that took place here. We also visit the restored Joseph Smith, Sr., farm including the log cabin where Moroni first appeared to Joseph Smith.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Sunday, June 9, 2024
Day 6: Sunday, June 9, 2024

Palmyra, NY

This morning we start our day with sacrament meeting in Palmyra.  Following lunch, we travel to the Hill Cumorah and then the Grandin Building where the Book of Mormon was published. Next we see the grave site of Alvin Smith, Joseph Smith’s eldest brother and travel to Mendon, NY to review the missionary labors of Samuel Smith.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Monday, June 10, 2024
Day 7: Monday, June 10, 2024

Mendon, NY - Niagara Falls, NY - Kirtland, OH

As we depart Palmyra, 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 fun activity not to be missed!  We then continue traveling to Kirtland, OH.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Day 8: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Kirtland, OH 

Today we visit the Kirtland Temple where The Lord Himself appeared as did Moses, Elias, Elijah, and numerous other angels. Next, we tour the newly restored Joseph Smith home. Following our lunch at the Temple Quarry, we spend the afternoon visiting the Morley Farm and the historic Kirtland village including the Church’s Visitor’ s Center, Whitney Home and Store, Johnson Inn, Ashery, and Sawmill. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Day 9: Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Hiram, OH - Home City

We depart this morning 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 conclude our tour with a late afternoon flight home and a better appreciation for the life of the Prophet Joseph, the early saints, and the restoration of the church. 

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! 

Included:

  • 8-nights hotel accommodations
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary 
  • Meal gratuities on included meals
  • Ground transportation via deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches
  • Group transfers
  • All Admissions and activities specified in the itinerary
  • Taxes on included services
  • Tour Director/Historian Rich Robins

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • 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 Tour Guide gratuities

Payment Terms:

  • Deposit is $250.00 pp due at booking time
  • A CASH DISCOUNT of $60 per person available! Inquire for more details! 
  • Final Payment is due April 4, 2024
  • A minimum number of 25 participants is needed for this tour to depart
  • Terms & Conditions
  • Tour Number 9224F04

Pricing:

  • Double- $1950.00 per person/Double Occupancy
  • Triple - $1900.00 per person/Triple Occupancy
  • Quad - $1850.00 per person/Quad Occupancy
  • Single - $2544.00 per person/Private Room