Palmyra, New York: Angel Was Here, Birthed Mormonism

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Address:
603 State Route 21, Palmyra, NY
Directions:
I-90/NY State Thruway exit 43. Go through the toll booth, then turn left (north) onto Hwy 21. Drive two miles. The Hill Cumorah Visitors Center will be on the right; the statue is behind it, at the top of the hill.
Hours:
Open daily. Visitor center hours vary with the seasons. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
315-597-5851
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Hill Cumorah.

Angel Was Here, Birthed Mormonism

A statue of the angel Moroni stands atop the hill where he gave Joseph Smith the golden plates -- and if you're unfamiliar with Mormonism, that probably sounds strange.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/29/2010]

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Hill Cumorah (Mormon Visitor Center)

The visitor center is staffed with friendly Mormons willing to show you the birthplace of Mormonism, where Joseph Smith met the angel.

For non-Mormons, it's an amusing stop where you can get a free Book of Mormon. Also, there is a giant Mormon festival every year.

[Karen, 09/29/2010]

Joseph Smith was born in Vermont. Palmyra is where he said he received golden tablets from the angel Moroni, whose statue stands atop a hill behind the visitors center.


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