Early Sites of the Restoration
New York and Pennsylvania
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.
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.
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.
Investigate photographs, illustrations, and text about the process of publishing the Book of Mormon.
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.
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.