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Smith Family Farm

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Address: 843 Stafford Rd, Palmyra, NY 14522-9570
Phone Number: +1 315-597-4383
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Tour the Smith Family Farm to learn more about the boyhood of Joseph Smith...

Tour the Smith Family Farm to learn more about the boyhood of Joseph Smith Jr., the first prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visit the nearby Sacred Grove, where Joseph received a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Tours are Free.

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Where it all Started!!!

You will leave this place feeling spiritually uplifted!! The peace you receive as you listen to what took place here and as you walk around the Sacred Grove is like no other. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Ogden, Utah
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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will leave this place feeling spiritually uplifted!! The peace you receive as you listen to what took place here and as you walk around the Sacred Grove is like no other. They have sister missionaries on hand to give tours and answer any questions you may have

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can see a reconstructed 1818 log home and an original 1825 frame home that belonged to the Joseph Smith family. Joseph Smith Jr. lived here and eventually went on to organize The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and translate the Book of Mormon. Learn all about it here and then take a wonderful walk through 10 acres... More 

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Queen Creek, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a well directed and interesing tour. It's free of charge. There are a lot of details which went into making this tour very much authentic. There is some walking between the sites required. There are actually 2 homes to view and a barn and some other details to look at. One of the houses has an upstairs to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The history and Recreation that has taken place tell the great story of the beginnings of the Mormon church as well as how the county and the local city started. The trails and activities are fun for the whole family and extremely peaceful as well as free.

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Palmyra is the cradle of the religious movement that brought about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints under the direction of Joseph Smith. Step back into history and immerse yourself in his experience. Excellent personal tours of the restored homes and beautifully maintained walking trails through the adjacent forest. Very peaceful!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The visitor's center is nice and the grounds all around the Family Farm are beautifully kept up. A walk through the Sacred Grove is definitely worth the trip. It's so peaceful.

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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The reconstruction of two types of early 1800s housing are well done. You have to be on a tour to enter them. The walk through the Sacred Grove is beautiful and allows for contemplation unless there are scads of people around.

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This historical site has been restored so well that it is well worth a visit. Excellent historical information and great tour guides.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is the home of the Smith family whose son Joseph became the Prophet and through him the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was restored.

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McKinleyville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great time on the tour around the restored Smith farm in Palmyra, NY. To see how folks lived in the 1800's is fascinating and being able to enter the log home, the frame home, the barn and the cooper shop was historically accurate. Then when you add the Spiritual aspect of what went on in the 1820's... More 

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