Hill Cumorah Pageant

Contributed By the Church News

  • July 11–13, 16–20, 2019
July 11–13, 16–20, 2019
Palmyra, New York (630 State Route 21) on the Cumorah hillside

Members perform in the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant, one of several Church-sponsored pageants taking place this summer in various U.S. locations. 

July 11–13, 16–20, 2019
603 State Route 21
Palmyra, New York 14522
Begins approximately at 9:15 p.m. and lasts 90 minutes
Free admission

The Hill Cumorah Pageant—America’s largest outdoor theatrical event—has been performed annually in upstate New York since 1937 but will be discontinued entirely following its 2020 summer production.

In this pageant, a cast of more than 700 volunteers portray events from the Bible and the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, including trials of Lehi’s family and his descendants, the climactic visit of Jesus Christ to the Americas, and Joseph Smith receiving the plates.

The pageant is staged a few miles from Palmyra, New York, southeast of Rochester, on the Hill Cumorah, one of the Church's most significant landmarks. Latter-day Saints believe that near this area the Prophet Joseph Smith Jr. received a record of ancient American peoples from an angel.

It features a 10-level stage, 50-foot light towers, brilliant costumes, music recorded by the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir on Temple Square, and stunning special effects.  

The pageant begins at dusk and is performed nightly July 11–13, 16–20.

For more sites in this area, see the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center.