New York Historic Sites
Sacred Grove: Palmyra and Manchester, New York
The Sacred Grove in Palmyra, New York, is the site where Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, visited young Joseph Smith Jr. in 1820. That visit, often called the First Vision, began events that restored the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth.
Hill Cumorah: Manchester, New York
The Hill Cumorah in Manchester, New York, is the place where Joseph Smith met annually with the angel Moroni from 1823 to 1827. On September 22, 1827, the angel allowed Joseph to obtain the golden plates from which the Book of Mormon would be translated.
Grandin Building: Book of Mormon Publication Site
The Grandin Building in Palmyra, New York, is the place where the first copies of the Book of Mormon were printed and bound in 1829 and 1830.
Whitmer Farm: Church Organization Site
Whitmer Farm, located near Fayette, New York, is the place where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in 1830 and where Joseph Smith received revelations from God to guide the new church.
What to Expect When You Visit the Church’s Historic Sites in New York and Pennsylvania