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Smith Family Farm

843 Stafford Rd, Palmyra, NY 14522-9570
+1 315-597-4383
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A Fascinating and Renewing Walk Into History

Begin at the tastefully simple visitors center on site for a brief orientation, and then enjoy a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard P
Educational and calming

The original Smith homestead in Palmyra has been restored with wood from the period and by using... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tour the Smith Family Farm to learn more about the boyhood of Joseph Smith Jr., the first prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visit the nearby Sacred Grove, where Joseph received a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Tours are Free.
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843 Stafford Rd, Palmyra, NY 14522-9570
+1 315-597-4383
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Begin at the tastefully simple visitors center on site for a brief orientation, and then enjoy a guided tour adapted to your schedule of the Smith family and their two homes. The first, a log cabin which has been faithfully recreated on the original site...More

Thank Richard P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The original Smith homestead in Palmyra has been restored with wood from the period and by using tool of the period. It is incredible to see the hand-hewn timbers that were cut from trees on the property. A short walk from the home is the...More

Thank caribcruiser2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Smith family farm tour starts in the small visitor center, but most of the time is spent seeing two different farmhouses as well as a couple outbuildings. The Smith family's first home on the property was a small log cabin (now reconstructed, I believe)...More

Thank SnowyShasta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family greatly enjoyed our experience at the Smith Family Farm. Whether you are a member of the LDS faith or not, walking through the restored Smith farm, which was a jumping off point for one of America's most enduring religious movements, is educational and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took me entire family there to visit this historic place. As you walk across the threshold of the first cabin, you truly are transported back in time. To see how families lived on the frontier nearly 200 years ago. It took faith, sacrifice and...More

Thank Benjamin P
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Loved visiting the Smith family farm and sacred grove. The missionaries who give the tour are always super knowledgable and friendly.

Thank Cristina N
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I read a lot of historical books and happen to be reading the assassination of Joseph Smith. My husband and I decided to drive over from Buffalo to check it out. Very easy to find off New York State thruway. Having been to salt lake...More

Thank Lmakey
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The walk through the grove makes this stop worthwhile. The staff is not pushy, very friendly and helpful.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The missionaries who toured us here were wonderful. We are not Mormon but wanted to see the sites and learn more about the faith before attending pageant. We had a great time here and were able to ask questions and enjoy the beautiful natural areas....More

Thank GrnMtnGirl79
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A wonderful tour of the home and farm of Joseph Smith and his family. The missionaries are lovely, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the early history of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormonism). The Sacred Grove, is also at this location.

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Jane B
26 July 2017|
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Response from Stonecoral | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the path is level and wide and there are benches along the path where you can sit. The path loops so you have the option of going into the Grove as far as you are comfortable. Due to the serenity and religious nature... More