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Palmyra (New York)

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===Latter-day Saints sites===
* <see name="Hill Cumorah and Historic Sites" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://hillcumorah.org" hours="" price="Everything is completely free">The Smith family farm was over a mile south of the village, straddling the border between the Towns of Palmyra and Manchester; Hill Cumorah is another couple of miles south. Today, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints maintains a small visitors center at Hill Cumorah, along with an assortment of historical sites around the area. There is no admission fee for any of the sites, and staff members are always on hand to provide (free) guided tours.</see>** <see name="Hill Cumorah Visitors Center" alt="" address="603 Route 21" directions="4 mi S of village, 2 mi N of Thruway Exit 43" phone="+1 315 597-5851" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Sa 9AM-9PM, Su 12:30PM-9PM; close 2 hr earlier Nov-Mar" price="">Hill Cumorah, one of thousands of glacial drumlins found throughout the region, is said to be the location where Joseph Smith found the gold plates that he translated into the Book of Mormon. The elegant but modern visitors center is at the foot of the hill, and it contains a number of exhibits and displays related to the church and its history. Free guided tours daily.</see>** <see name="Joseph Smith Farm" alt="" address="843 Stafford Rd" directions="Rt 21 S to Temple Rd, then W to Stafford Rd; turn right; parking on left" phone="+1 315 597-4383" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Sa 9AM-7PM, Su 12:30PM-9PM; close 2 hr earlier Nov-Mar" price="">The farm property has been restored to resemble what it would have looked like in 1830. You can start at the welcome center, with an introduction to the history of Joseph Smith's family and views of the whole farm complex. The Smith Frame Home (1825) still stands, and a replica of the 1818 Smith Log Home is nearby. Free guided tours daily.</see>*** <see name="Sacred Grove">The exact spot where Smith received his first vision is not known, but it was somewhere within the woods west of the farm. What is left of the grove is maintained by the church, open and free to anyone who wants to walk its trails. No guided tours.</see>** <see name="Grandin Printing Shop" alt="" address="217 E Main St" directions="" phone="+1 315 597-5982" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-Sa 9AM-7PM, Su 12:30PM-9PM; close 2 hr earlier Nov-Mar" price="">Even though Smith had moved away to Pennsylvania in 1827, it was at Egbert B. Grandin's print shop that the first edition of the Book of Mormon was printed in 1830. Today, the restored print shop houses a press, bindery, and even the shop where the first Book was sold. Free guided tours daily.</see>** The church also maintains the '''Peter Whitmer Farm''', 27 miles (43 km) east-southeast of Palmyra in [[Waterloo (New York Temple)|Waterloo]], and the '''Aaronic Priesthood Restoration Site''' in [[Oakland (Pennsylvania)|Oakland, Pennsylvania]].* <see name="Palmyra Temple" alt="" address="2720 Temple Rd" directions="Rt 21 S to Temple Rd" phone="+1 315 597-6001" email="[email protected]" fax="" url="http://www.lds.org/church/temples/palmyra-new-york" hours="" price=""></see>Despite being the location of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints church's founding, no temple was built in the area until the year 2000. Even then, it was the first such Temple built in New York State and is located adjacent to Hill Cummorahthe entire state. Keep in mind that only Mormons who are in good standing with the Church are permitted inside the Temple itself, however the . The beautifully maintained grounds and gardens , however, are open to all, along with the visitors center. *Other Church historical sites in the general vicinity of the Temple::*The '''Joesph Smith Family Farm''':*The '''Sacred Grove''''</see>
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