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Peter Whitmer Log Home

1451 Aunkst Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165-9736
+1 315-539-2552
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Very Informative and Uplifting Experience

This is the location where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was officially created... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brett M
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Morgan, Utah
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Beautiful Place

This is one of the most historic places. The LDS church was establish at this place nearly 200... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Benjamin P
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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1451 Aunkst Rd, Waterloo, NY 13165-9736
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the location where the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was officially created and the Book of Mormon translation by the Prophet Joseph Smith was completed. Located about thirty minutes from other LDS Church history sites in Palmyra, New York, but well...More

Thank Brett M
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most historic places. The LDS church was establish at this place nearly 200 years ago in this small cabin. It now is a worldwide church with over 15 million members. It was cool to see where it all began. The...More

Thank Benjamin P
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

What a neat experience to visit this home! It's well worth the 30 minute drive from Palmyra. It was great to see the place where the LDS church was organized and hear the stories that the volunteer guides tell. Make time to watch the films,...More

Thank Cristina N
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a very well restored historic site. LDS missionaries give a great presentation in a very friendly atmosphere. Free admission. Easy parking. Minimal walking required. Sacred to LDS church members but friendly and open to all.

Thank Happygrandma10
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Tell ya a bunch of made up stories, geared very clearly towards a Mormon crowd. Really freaky and weird for non-Mormons.

Thank Manucek
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

It's great to find a piece of history that is so personal and unique. This is where the Mormon Church began, in a small log cabin, with 6 people. It's a very well organized 45 minute tour by a volunteer. The small glass room 4...More

1  Thank stanger75
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

My daughter and I were here last August when she was on an assignment to help produce a virtual tour of the Peter Whitmer Log Home for the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. We really enjoyed being here at this site which...More

1  Thank Freba
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This tour is free of charge. The Peter Whitmer log home is accessible for tours, both the upstairs and the downstairs. We had a wonderful tour guide and we really enjoyed our visit. We arrived just before sunset and it was amazing how we felt...More

Thank lifeisverygood2
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

I never would have visited the Peter Whitmer Home if I didn’t go on the tour of the Joseph Smith House. My tour guide at the Joseph Smith House was so informative that she taught us about the Whitmer Farm. While driving from Geneva (where...More

2  Thank Bill D
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

To enter the home, you must go to the visitors center first and be accompanied by a guide (missionary). This is an important location in Mormon history. It's a little hard to get to, but it's worth it.

Thank Kelly G
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