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Palmyra (New York)

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[[File:Palmyra four churches.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Four corners, four steeples]]
'''Palmyra''' [http://www.palmyrany.com] is a village and surrounding town in the [[Finger Lakes]] region of [[New York (state)|New York]]. In the nineteenth century, it was a center for religious revivalism, but today it's one of the most-visited villages along the Erie Canal. Palmyra is the birthplace of the Mormon church and claims to be the only community in the U.S. that has a four-corner intersection with a church at each one.
==Get in==
 
[[File:GrandinPrintingShop.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Grandin Print Shop, where the Book of Mormon was first printed]]
Although '''RTS'''—[[Rochester (New York)|Rochester]]'s municipal bus system—does run a bus out to Palmyra twice daily on weekdays, it's timed for commuters, not tourists. You'll most likely be taking a car.
===Latter-day Saints sites===
[[File:Smith log cabin 1.jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Smith Log Cabin on the Joseph Smith Farm]]
* <see name="Hill Cumorah and Historic Sites" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="http://hillcumorah.org" hours="" price="">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>
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