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Early Sites of the Restoration

New York and Pennsylvania

Investigate places where Joseph Smith Jr. worked and played with family members. Ponder his divine calling as you experience places where he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and learned from the angel Moroni.

Sacred Grove

Feel the peace and the power of the place where the Restoration of the gospel began—the Sacred Grove, where Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ came in answer to Joseph Smith’s prayer.

Joseph Smith Family Farm

Investigate places where Joseph Smith Jr. worked and played with family members. Ponder his divine calling as you experience the places where the angel Moroni first taught him.

Hill Cumorah

Discover a sacred hill a few miles from the Sacred Grove—a place where, after four years of preparation, Joseph Smith was allowed to receive golden plates with a message for people throughout the world.

Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site (Grandin Building)

Investigate photographs, illustrations, and text about the process of publishing the Book of Mormon.

Priesthood Restoration Site

Experience the place where Emma Hale Smith grew up and the places where the Aaronic Priesthood was restored and Joseph Smith translated most of the Book of Mormon.

Peter Whitmer Log Home

Think about the growth of the restored Church of Jesus Christ as you investigate this place where Joseph Smith finished translating the Book of Mormon, received revelations, and presided over the official organization of the Church.