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New England/New York

The Events in the American Revolution Leading to the Restoration

Discover how events in America prepared the world for the Restoration of the Gospel.

Smith Family in Norwich

Joseph Sr. and Lucy Smith Home: Norwich, Vermont

Joseph and Lucy Mack Smith moved from Norwich, Vermont due to crop failures caused by the volcanic eruption of Mt. Tambora.

Vienna Road video

Vienna Road: Religious Revivals and the Prophet Joseph Smith’s search for the True Church

Vienna Road represents everything that is associated with the religious revivals that influenced Joseph Smith to seek religion.

Sacred Grove video

Joseph Smith’s First Vision: Sacred Grove in Palmyra, New York

The most important event of these latter days occured here in the Sacred Grove as the fourteen-year-old Joseph Smith Jr. knelt to pray.

Joseph Sr and Lucy Smith Log Home: Palmyra, New York

Swathed in the rustic smells of old pine wood, take a journey through time in the beautiful Smith Family Log Home.

Joseph Sr. and Lucy Smith Frame Home: Palmyra, New York

In many ways, this frame home is a memorial and a reminder of the appreciation, love, and admiration that Alvin Smith had for his father and his mother.

Alvin's Gravestone

Alvin Smith Grave Site, Palmyra, New York

Alvin Smith, the Prophet Joseph Smith’s oldest brother died unexpectedly while building a nice frame home for his parents and family and was buried in the Jonathan Swift Memorial Cemetery in Palmyra, New York.

Hill Cumorah video

Glad Tidings from Cumorah: The Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon in Palmyra and Manchester, New York

The Lord sent an angel to call the Prophet Joseph Smith to receive the plates upon which was recorded the religious history of an ancient American civilization.

Grandin Printshop

Book of Mormon Publication: EB Grandin Printshop, Palmyra, NY

Egbert Bratt Grandin was a 23-year old printer in downtown Palmyra, New York contracted to print 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon for $3,000.

Martin Harris Farm video

Martin Harris Home and Farm: Palmyra, New York

Martin mortgaged 240 acres of his farm as security to pay $3000 for the printing of 5000 copies of the Book of Mormon.

Josiah Stowell Home Statue

The Prophet Joseph Smith in Old South Bainbridge and Colesville, New York: Silver Mine, Marriage, and Court Trials

Old South Bainbridge, New York is the location of the home of Josiah Stowell as well as where Joseph and Emma Smith were married.

Knight Family Farm

Knight Family Farm: Home of The Second Family of the Restoration

This family provided needed support and resources to assist in the translation of the Book of Mormon and, notwithstanding persecution and tribulation, remained faithful to the message of the Restoration to the end of their lives.

Peter Whitmer Home

Peter Whitmer Home and Farm in Fayette, New York: Translation, Three Witnesses, and the Church of Christ Organized

The site of the Peter Whitmer, Sr. home and farm is hallowed by the Latter-day Saints.

Tomlinson Inn video

Tomlinson Inn: The Place of the Book of Mormon in Early Missionary Work in Mendon, New York

Tomlinson Inn came to represent a beginning in missionary work when Samuel Smith stopped here and gave a copy of the Book of Mormon Phineas Young.

Brigham Young in Mendon, New York: Conversion and Early Life

Brigham, a master carpenter, painter, and glazier, had a home, workshop, and mill-wheel powered by a creek running through the property.

Smith Home Video

Joseph Sr. and Lucy Smith New Home in Kingdom, New York: Edward Partridge’s Baptism and Revelation to Move to Ohio

For a short time Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith lived in this historic community.


 Isaac and Lucy Morley Farm: The Restoration Comes to Kirtland, Ohio

Isaac and Lucy Morley Farm: The Restoration Comes to Kirtland, Ohio

Joseph and Emma Smith lived for a while on the Isaac Morley Farm.

Newel and Elizabeth Ann Whitney home in Kirtland, Ohio

Newel and Elizabeth Ann Whitney home in Kirtland, Ohio

Newel and Elizabeth Ann Whitney hosted Joseph and Emma Smith in their home, during which time the prophet received revelations and performed the first miracle of healing.

Receiving the Comforter and Doctrine and Covenants 88: Newel K. Whitney Store, Kirtland, Ohio

Receiving the Comforter and Doctrine and Covenants 88: Newel K. Whitney Store, Kirtland, Ohio

Section 88, later called by Joseph Smith the “olive leaf”, was received here over the course of 3 days.

Newel K. Whitney Store Trading Room: The First Bishop’s Storehouse, Kirtland, Ohio

Newel K. Whitney Store Trading Room: The First Bishop’s Storehouse, Kirtland, Ohio

The trading room in the Newel K. Whitney store became the first Bishop’s Storehouse in this dispensation.

United Firm

Financing the Work of the Restoration: Beginnings of the United Firm in Kirtland, Ohio

The United Firm was established to oversee Church owned properties and for-profit business. In Kirtland, this included a store, ashery, and tannery.

Chapin Forest Stone Quarry

Chapin Forest Stone Quarry for the Kirtland Temple: Kirtland, Ohio

While building the Kirtland Temple, the Saints used stone from this quarry.

Childhood Home of President Lorenzo Snow and His Sister, Eliza R. Snow: Mantua, Ohio

Childhood Home of President Lorenzo Snow and His Sister, Eliza R. Snow: Mantua, Ohio

Two individuals, who would later become important and influential leaders in the Church, spent their formative years in this home.

John and Elsa Johnson Home and Farm, Part 1: Birthplace of the Doctrine and Covenants in Hiram Ohio

John and Elsa Johnson Home and Farm, Part 1: Birthplace of the Doctrine and Covenants in Hiram Ohio

While living with John and Elsa Johnson Joseph Smith worked on the translation of the Bible and determined to publish the revelations that he received.

 John and Elsa Johnson Home and Farm, Part 2: Visions of Eternity - D&C 76 in Hiram, Ohio

John and Elsa Johnson Home and Farm, Part 2: Visions of Eternity – D&C 76 in Hiram, Ohio

The prophet Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon saw 6 visions while in the Johnson home in Hyrum, Ohio.

John Johnson Home and Farm, Part 3: Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon Tarred and Feathered in Hiram, Ohio

John Johnson Home and Farm, Part 3: Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon Tarred and Feathered in Hiram, Ohio

On the night of March 24, 1832, Joseph Smith the prophet and Sidney Rigdon were tarred and feathered.

Carthage Jail: The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith, Carthage, Illinois

Carthage Jail: The Martyrdom of Joseph Smith, Carthage, Illinois

The Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum, were shot and killed while under the protection of the state of Illinois in Carthage Jail.

Salt Lake City


Abravanel Concert Hall

Abravanel Concert Hall

Abravanel hall (known prior to 1993 as symphony hall) is situated on property originally owned by President Wilford Woodruff.

Amussen Jewelry Facade

The Amussen Jewelry Store was preserved on the Key Bank Building and removed before the building was destroyed in 2007.

Beehive House

Beehive House

The beehive house was the official residence and office of President Brigham Young.

Brigham Young Family Cemetery

This is the gravesite of Brigham Young, Eliza R. Snow, and other members of the Young family.

Brigham Young Historic Park

Honored for his roles as pioneer, colonizer, governor, and religious leader, Brigham Young (1801–77) was best known as simply “Brother Brigham.”

Brigham Young Monument and Pedestrian Plaza

Brigham Young was a straight talking, no-nonsense pioneer prophet who was either beloved or berated, but never ignored in his day.

Charles R. Savage Photography

Charles R. Savage (1832–1909) was born in Southampton, England. When he was nearly fifteen, Charles received his first introduction to the Church and was baptized soon afterward.

City Creek Park

This landscaped acre in downtown salt lake city sat north of Brigham Young’s farm.

LDS Conference Center

Filling the entire block immediately north of temple square is one of the largest religious auditoriums in the world, a facility known simply as the Conference Center.

Council Hall

This unique building was moved to the Capitol Hill area in 1962 from its original location at 120 East 100 South.

Council House Site (Gateway Tower)

The nineteen-story gateway tower west is situated on the southwest corner of Main Street and South Temple Street where Salt Lake City’s original Council House once stood.

Deseret News Building

The Desert News is the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi. The Church first became involved in the newspaper business in June 1832, when W. W. Phelps published the Evening and Morning Star in Independence, Missouri.

Deuel Log Cabin

This log cabin is one of only two existing pioneer homes built in 1847; the other is Levi E. Riter’s log house located in This Is the Place Heritage Park.

Salt Lake Eagle Gate

An interesting arch was erected in 1859 to mark the entrance to President Brigham Young’s property.

Salt Lake Eagle Gate Facts

Brigham Young’s wife operated a school by the Beehive House

Eliza R. Snow

Just outside the DUP Museum in Salt Lake, there is a statue that honors Zions poetess, Eliza R. Snow. Eliza was born at Becket, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, January 21, 1804, and was baptized at Kirtland, Ohio, April 5, 1835.

Ensign Peak

See how this peak that rises over North Salt Lake foretold a gathering of saints.

Ensign Peak

Wilford Woodruff was the first man to ascend ensign peak on July the 26th of 1847. Brigham Young was the last man to reach the top.

LDS Family History Library

The LDS Family History Library serves as the flagship for over four thousand satellite family history centers in more than eighty-eight countries.

Salt Lake Pioneer First Encampment

Mormon Pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley on July 22nd, 1847.

The Gardo House

Across the street from the Lion House is the site of the Gardo House, another famous home belonging to Brigham Young.

Godbe Exchange Building

Godbe’s exchange building was located on the south east corner of First South and Main Streets.

Joseph L. Heywood Homesite

The Joseph and Serepta Heywood homesite is located approximately at the midblock area between State and Main streets on the north wall of the Conference Center.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building

In the early pioneer era, the site of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building was occupied by the Deseret News press buildings, the Tithing Offices, the General Bishops’ Storehouse, and stockyards.

Joseph Young Property

The original Salt Lake Library stood here, until it became the Hansen Planetarium (which has also moved).

The Kearns Building

The Kearns Building was named after a former U.S. senator from Utah named Thomas Kearns.

Kimball-Whitney Cemetery

A little over a week after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, the Church leaders in the pioneer company selected inheritances surrounding the Temple Block.

LDS Church Administration Building

The need for an administrative building larger than the small structure between the Beehive House and the Lion House became obvious as the Church began to expand.

LDS Church Office Building and Plaza

The majestic church office building is Salt Lake City’s tallest structure (twenty-eight floors above ground, three levels below).

Lest We Forget

The Mormons were unique among the many pioneers that settled the Western United States. They did not journey seeking gold or wealth; they were seeking religious freedom.

The Lion House

The Lion House was a home of President Brigham Young, who was often referred to as the Lion of the Lord. This two-story, multi gabled home was built between 1855 and 1856 as an additional residence for President Young and his large family.

McCune Mansion

Alfred McCune had the mansion built for his wife Elizabeth in 1901

Meridian Marker

The marker identifies the site from which Salt Lake City began.

Mormon Battalion

This monument was dedicated in 1927 in honor of the Mormon Battalion

Mormon Tabernacle

This is the home of the world renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Organ. It is known for its dome shape and exceptional acoustic qualities, making it one of the most remarkable buildings in the world.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Known as the Church’s official choir, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir is named for its home in the historic Tabernacle on Temple Square.

Mormon Tabernacle Organ

The organ in the Salt Lake Tabernacle is one of the most famous musical instruments ever made.

LDS Museum of Church History and Art

Shortly after Brigham Young had arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, he encouraged the Saints to bring “all kinds of mathematical and philosophical instruments, together with all rare specimens…

Orson Pratt Homesite

In 1874 Orson Pratt was appointed historian and general Church recorder, a position he held until the time of his death.

Pioneer Memorial Museum

Built and maintained by the International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (founded in 1901), this structure was built to preserve the history, artifacts, and landmarks of Utah pioneer ancestors.

Pioneer Telegraph Office

The overland telegraph monument marks the site where the transcontinental telegraph lines met, stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans.

Pony Express

The pony express was created in an effort to find a faster method of communication across America.

Relief Society Building

The relief society building is located between the Church Office Building and the Salt Lake Temple.

Salt Lake City Welcome

Hallowed Ground, Sacred Journeys transports readers back to nineteenth-century Salt Lake City by painting a picture of the city during the pioneer era from 1847 to 1869, contrasting those bygone scenes with those of today.

Salt Lake First Stake Building

Although hundreds of scattered settlements were colonized by the mormon pioneers, Salt Lake City rapidly developed into a large, thriving community.

Salt Lake LDS Temple

The Salt Lake Temple is a six-spired granite edifice representing the inspiration and theological underpinnings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Salt Lake Temple Square Arch – City Creek

Across the street, east from the Deuel Cabin, just to the north of the west entrance to Temple Square, is an archway built into the lower part of the wall that surrounds Temple Square.

Salt Lake Theater

The Salt Lake Theatre, dedicated in 1862, saw a long and useful life. Drama and music made it the cultural hub of the city, promoting local talent as well as traveling shows and circuses.

Salt Palace Convention Center

The property upon which the salt palace was built was donated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Social Hall Site and Museum

For seventy years, pioneers gathered here to shake off the hardships of frontier life with music, dancing, parties, theatricals, lectures, and good company.

Temple Square Assembly Hall

On the southwest corner of temple square stands the assembly hall, begun by LDS pioneers in 1877 and dedicated January 8, 1882. It is a gothic-style building.

Temple Square Monuments

Just days after arriving in the Salt Lake valley, Brigham Young selected the site for the Salt Lake Temple.

Temple Square Visitors Center

The visitors’ centers at Temple Square are gateways to learn about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thomas L. Kane

On the southwest corner of the DUP, is a tribute marker to Thomas L. Kane, a friend of the saints.

University of Deseret

The John Pack family owned a low adobe house, which they made available to church members for early social and educational events in Salt Lake City. From this humble beginning would grow the University of Utah.

Utah and the Civil War Monument

The Civil War Monument was erected in 1961 to honor the Utah men who served in the Civil War by protecting precious mail and telegraph lines.

Wall Street

Wall Street received its name from a tall “mud” or primitive concrete wall that was once located in this area. Initially, the pioneers planned to construct a protective wall completely encircling the city.

White Community Memorial Chapel

This beautiful chapel, now the White Community Memorial Chapel, is a reconstruction of a nineteenth-century Church meetinghouse.

William Clayton Homesite

On the northwest corner, where the streets West Temple and North Temple intersect, was the house of William Clayton.


Preserved on main street is the original cast-iron façade of Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution, sometimes claimed to be the first department store in America.