Priesthood Restoration Site
On this farm along the Susquehanna River, Emma Hale grew to adulthood. Later, she lived here with her husband, Joseph Smith Jr. While Joseph and Emma lived here, the Aaronic Priesthood was restored and Joseph translated most of the Book of Mormon.
Discover significant events pertaining to the restoration of the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods.
Explore the landscape and buildings that now exist at the Priesthood Restoration Site.
Witness the unfolding Restoration of the gospel from the perspective of new convert Oliver Cowdery. Watch clips from the movie “Days of Harmony.”
Recent research may give you new insights about how the restoration of the priesthood unfolded.
An exhibit in the visitors’ center highlights 15 revelations Joseph Smith received in Harmony, Pennsylvania.
Get to know Emma Hale Smith better as you read about the circumstances in which she lived when she met Joseph Smith.
Learn about the home where Joseph and Emma lived when much of the Book of Mormon was translated and when the Aaronic Priesthood was restored.
By Elder Steven E. Snow of the Seventy, Church Historian and Recorder. Published in the Ensign and Liahona, September 2015.
Study this time line to see relationships between these three places in the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Find information that can help you plan a visit to the site.
Priesthood Restoration Site in Oakland Township, Pennsylvania, was dedicated Saturday, September 19, 2015.