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See a map of the Church’s 20-plus historic sites in the U.S.

From Vermont to California, there are more than two dozen Church-owned historic sites in the United States. 

Many of the sites are connected to early events of the Church, including Joseph Smith’s birthplace; his family’s home in upstate New York near the Sacred Grove, where Joseph Smith prayed to know which church to join and was visited by Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ; the Whitmer Farm, near Fayette, New York, where the Church was organized; the Priesthood Restoration Site in Pennsylvania; and the pioneer communities in Kirtland, Ohio, and Nauvoo, Illinois. Many have visitors’ centers, such as the Mormon Trail Center at Historic Winter Quarters in Omaha, Nebraska, and the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego, California, that help share the site’s significance. 

The sites have been reopened to the public for in-person visits and many also have virtual tours available. See for information on what is available at the site, what to expect when visiting and also on scheduling a virtual tour.

The Church has more than two dozen historic sites across the U.S.

The Church has more than two dozen historic sites across the U.S.

Credit: Aaron Thorup, Church News

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