Historic Sites Virtual Tours

Join us for a virtual tour of early sites of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Vermont Historic Sites

Joseph Smith Birthplace

This tour highlights the birthplace of Joseph Smith Jr. The tour includes the footprint of the Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith home, the site of Lucy’s parents’ home ¼ mile away, and the visitors’ center. Visitors will hear stories of Joseph’s family and how they influenced Joseph’s preparation for his prophetic calling.

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New York and Pennsylvania Historic Sites

Sacred Grove

This tour shows visitors the Smith family farm and the Sacred Grove. Virtual visitors will see inside the two homes where the Smiths lived. Visitors will learn about Joseph’s experiences with God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the angel Moroni that occurred at this sacred site. Visitors will also hear how the Smith family supported young Joseph in his role as Prophet of the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The tour concludes with a quiet walk through part of the Sacred Grove.

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Grandin Building: Book of Mormon Publication Site

This tour takes place in the restored Grandin Print Shop and Bookstore, where the first 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon were printed, bound, and published. Visitors will learn about the many experiences and events behind the coming forth of this sacred text, including the process for producing a book in the early nineteenth century.

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Hill Cumorah

This tour explores the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center, walking visitors through an exhibit covering the story of the Restoration and early Church. The tour concludes with a walk up the hill to a monument erected to honor the angel Moroni.

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Whitmer Farm

This tour takes virtual visitors to the Whitmer farm near Fayette, New York. The tour includes the visitors’ center and the reconstructed home of Peter and Mary Whitmer. Visitors will learn about Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, and David Whitmer completing the translation and transcription of the Book of Mormon, the experience of the Three Witnesses in the nearby woods, and the organization of the Church on April 6, 1830.

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Priesthood Restoration Site

Restored Hale and Smith Homes

In this tour, visitors will experience places of translation, revelation, and restoration in Harmony, Pennsylvania. This tour features the homes of Isaac and Elizabeth Hale and Joseph and Emma Smith, as well as the Susquehanna River. Virtual visitors will not only learn about the translation of the gold plates and the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood, but they will get a glimpse into the personal lives of Emma and Joseph Smith, including their courtship and the dual trial of losing their firstborn child and the manuscript of the Book of Mormon.

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Ohio Historic Sites

Historic Kirtland

Historic Kirtland, Part 1

This tour takes visitors to Ann and Newel K. Whitney’s home and store and the Johnson Inn. Visitors will learn that the Lord prepared people in Ohio to receive the gospel from missionaries who arrived in the fall of 1830. Discover how the revelations received by the Prophet Joseph Smith inspired the early Saints to love the gospel and build a temple, as well as how these revelations shaped the Church’s organization.

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Historic Kirtland, Part 2

This tour of the Kirtland ashery, sawmill, and schoolhouse helps visitors learn how the early Saints built the Kirtland Temple through faith and consecration.

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Johnson Home

This tour of John and Elsa Johnson’s home in Hiram, Ohio, highlights where Joseph and Emma Smith lived for one year. Learn about immense sacrifice, devoted friendship, and God’s process for revealing His plan of salvation. See and feel the Spirit in the room where God revealed Doctrine and Covenants 76—referred to at the time as “The Vision”—that changed Latter-day Saint understanding of heaven and hell.

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Missouri Historic Sites

Independence Visitors’ Center

This tour takes visitors through an exhibit that focuses on Missouri as the land of Zion, as well as the successes and challenges experienced by Latter-day Saints in their attempt to establish a Zion community.

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Liberty Jail

In this tour, visitors will learn about the adversity, revelation, and refining that Joseph Smith experienced in Liberty Jail. After teaching about the historical events leading up to the incarceration of Joseph Smith and his companions, missionaries will show virtual visitors the reconstructed Liberty Jail and discuss Joseph’s experiences while imprisoned.

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Illinois Historic Sites

Historic Nauvoo

Nauvoo: Cornerstone of Zion

In this tour, explore the Nauvoo: Cornerstone of Zion exhibit at the Historic Nauvoo Visitors’ Center. Centered on the temple and Doctrine and Covenants 124, you will learn about the Saints gathering in Nauvoo to design, build, dedicate, and worship in the House of the Lord.

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Temple City

In this tour, learn about the Latter-day Saints who donated hours of work to build the house of the Lord in Nauvoo. Walk through the homes of William and Caroline Weeks, Edward and Ann Hunter, and William and Esther Gheen while hearing their stories related to the Nauvoo Temple.

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Homes of the Apostles

Through tours of the restored original homes of three Apostles, see how members of the Quorum of the Twelve in the 1840s worked to fulfill the Lord’s commandment to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of the earth. Hear how the Lord kept His promises to His Apostles and their families as they worked together to take the gospel overseas.

Available tours:
1. Hyde Home, Kimball Home, and Woodruff Home (75 minutes)
2. Orson and Marinda Hyde home (20 minutes)
3. Heber and Vilate Kimball home (20 minutes)
4. Wilford and Phoebe Woodruff home (20 minutes)

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Main Street Trades and Pioneer Life

Working with materials such as tin, leather, and paper, individuals sustained the economy of this growing city along the Mississippi River. Through a virtual tour, explore the homes and shops along or near Nauvoo’s Main Street.

Available tours:
1. Taylor Home and Print Shop (60 minutes)
2. Stoddard Tin Shop (30 minutes)
3. Browning Gun Shop (30 minutes)
4. Riser Boot and Shoe Shop (30 minutes)
5. Calvin and Sally Pendleton Home (20 minutes)
6. Lyon Drug Store (20 minutes)
7. Scovil Bakery (20 minutes)

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Nauvoo Relief Society

The worldwide women’s organization now known as the Relief Society began in 1842 in Nauvoo. Here women in the Relief Society worked together to build their community and support those in need. Through a virtual tour, you can visit the homes of Sarah Granger Kimball and Lucy Mack Smith, remarkable women who were part of the Relief Society’s origin.

Available tours:
1. Women of Faith—Kimball and Smith Homes (45 minutes)
2. Sarah Granger Kimball Home (20 minutes)
3. Lucy Mack Smith Home (20 minutes)

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Pioneer Trail

Evacuating Nauvoo in 1846 involved coordination and planning. Through a virtual tour, you can visit the homes and shops along or near Parley Street to learn how Latter-day Saints prepared—both temporally and spiritually—to depart from Nauvoo in 1846.

Available tours:
1. Seventies Hall, Blacksmith Shop, and Young Home (60 minutes)
2. Seventies Hall (20 minutes)
3. Webb Blacksmith Shop (30 minutes)
4. Brigham & Mary Ann Young Home (20 minutes)

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Carthage Jail

Joseph and Hyrum went to Carthage on June 24, 1844. That day they said their final goodbyes and put their complete trust in the Lord, no matter what might happen. In this tour you will see where Joseph and Hyrum spent their last hours and were then martyred on June 27, sealing their testimonies with their blood. As you feel the Spirit in the jail, you will also hear the stories of companions John Taylor and Willard Richards, who survived the attack and later recorded the events that took place.

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Nebraska and Iowa Historic Sites

Mormon Trail Center at Winter Quarters

This tour takes visitors through the exhibit at the Mormon Trail Center. Come learn about the Latter-day Saint pioneer journey from Nauvoo to the Utah Territory and the creation of Winter Quarters as a temporary settlement and launching point for future Latter-day Saint immigrants heading west.

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Wyoming Historic Sites

Martin’s Cove

Virtual tour of Martin’s Cove

This tour focuses on the resilience and strength of the Martin handcart company as they endured immense suffering in 1856. The tour takes visitors to the original footprint and reconstruction of Fort Seminoe, to the banks of the Sweetwater River, and to Martin’s Cove. Visitors will connect an oft-told story to a concrete place. Come learn about the faith of these Latter-day Saint immigrants and the courage and charity of their rescuers.

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Sixth Crossing

Coming in 2024.

Utah Historic Sites

St. George Tabernacle

This tour explains the history and architecture of the St. George Tabernacle, laced with insights into the lives of the Latter-day Saint pioneers who built it.

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Brigham Young Winter Home and Office

This tour gives visitors a glimpse into the personal life of a prophet of God as he balanced the pressures of being a husband, father, community and religious leader, and builder. Visitors will get a taste of the love Brigham Young had for the people he served and associated with. Visitors will get to see the home Brigham Young lived in for significant portions of the final seven years of his life, as well as the office next door, where the temple endowment was recorded in writing for the first time.

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Hamblin Home

This tour explores the home of the Hamblin family in Santa Clara, Utah. Visitors will learn how the home was headquarters for the Southern Utah Indian Mission and how that work impacted the lives of Jacob Hamblin (referred to by American Indians as the Great Peacemaker) and his family.

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Cove Fort

This tour explores the interior of Cove Fort and some of the surrounding outbuildings. Visitors will learn about Ira Hinckley, his wives Adelaide and Angeline, their children, and their special calling to build, live in, and operate the fort during the 1860s–1870s.

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California Historic Sites

Mormon Battalion Historic Site at San Diego

This tour focuses on the inspiring story of the Mormon Battalion. Visitors will learn why and how the battalion was organized and some highlights of their 2,000-mile journey to the Pacific coast. The tour is a mix of live interaction with missionaries and a unique audiovisual experience.

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Last Updated On May 03, 2023