Journey to Sacred Church History Sites in Missouri & Illinois

Headliner: Susan Easton Black, Ph.D
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Join Susan Easton Black on this spiritual journey to the sites of the Restoration as we visit Independence, Liberty Jail, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Nauvoo, Carthage Jail, and so much more!  Hear the stories and read the revelations at the actual sites where they took place.  Be taught while traveling and while visiting these sacred sites by historical guides, set apart missionaries, and each other.  We won’t just talk about the history of these places, but how the stories of the past can help us draw closer to the Savior in our everyday lives.

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Saturday / October 3

Fly to Kansas City, Missouri airport. Take a cab or Uber to the hotel in Liberty, Missouri. That evening we will meet the group and have a welcome meeting.

Sunday / October 4

After attending church near Liberty, we’ll visit some sites in Independence of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints such as Hedrickite Church and the Community of Christ Church, as well as the LDS Visitor’s Center and Restoration Church. We’ll also explore Old Town Square before we head back to our hotel. That evening after dinner we’ll hear a lecture from Susan Easton Black. (B, L)

Monday / October 5

We’ll begin our day with a visit to Liberty Jail and tour the grounds of the Independence Missouri Temple. After we take pictures of the 8 Witnesses Monument, where Joseph Smith rebuked the  guards, we’ll stroll through the local museum and visit the cemetery where early prominent church leaders are buried. (B, L)

Tuesday / October 6

Today we visit the temple lot in Farr West and visit the valley of Adam-ondi-Ahman. This valley is where Adam bestowed his last blessing to his righteous posterity and where Christ will appear before his glorious Second Coming to Adam and his righteous posterity including Saints of all dispensations. We’ll then explore Mark Twain sites and enjoy a Riverboat Dinner Cruise. That evening we’ll drive to Nauvoo, where we’ll stay for the rest of the trip. (B, D)

Wednesday / October 7

We’ll begin our day with the exploration of the Nauvoo Visitor’s Center. Susan will then take us on a tour of the premier historical sites of Nauvoo which will also include some sites from the Reorganized LDS Church. That evening we’ll have a devotional at the Red Brick Store. (B, L)

Thursday / October 8

Today we have a free day in Nauvoo where you will have time to shop, visit the Land and Records office, explore other historical sites or attend a temple session on your own. That evening we’ll have dinner followed by a fabulous lecture from Susan. (B, D)

Friday / October 9

Today we see the sites of Warsaw and listen as Susan elaborates on the events that took place in this small town. We’ll travel to the quaint town of Quincy for a fun lunch before our last stop to Carthage Jail. It was here that Joseph and Hyrum sealed their testimonies as martyrs. Well leave some time for last-minute sites in Nauvoo before our buffet dinner at historic Hotel Nauvoo.(B, D)

Saturday / October 10

 

Today we drive to St. Louis for our return flights home. (B)

HEADLINERS: Susan Easton Black, Ph.D.

Current professor of Church History and Doctrine, author of 100 books including Joseph Smith: Praise to the Man; Joseph, Exploring the Life and Ministry of the Prophet; The A to Z of Church History and Doctrine and Covenants, popular BYU Ed. Week speaker, and the only woman to have received the prestigious Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award.

TOUR COST: $1495  (based on double occupancy and payment by check. $1543 for payment by credit card.)

 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $540

Space is limited to 46 so BOOK NOW!

INCLUDED
Lectures with Susan Easton Black
Cruise Lady Escort
Meals as indicated (all breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners)
Hotel Accommodations
Use of a receiver to better hear the narrative and instructions above the background noise.
Entrance Fees & Activities
Required gratuities for meals and bus drivers
Transportation in a Deluxe Air-conditioned Coach
NOT INCLUDED
Meals on arrival day, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and meals on the way home.
Air to Kansas City and home from St. Louis
Personal Items
Trip Cancellation Protection
Transportation to hotel
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
  • Deposit of $500 per person due at registration
  •  Final Payment due July 3, 2020 (nonrefundable August 3, 2020)
CANCELLATION POLICY
  • $30.00 per person after deposit is received
  •  $500 per person after July 3, 2020
  • 100% cancellation penalty after August 3, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb steps and walk briskly unassisted.

Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.

Price:Starting at $1,495.00

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