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April 25, 2016 Monday

DAY 1  ARRIVE CLEVELAND OH - TRANSFER TO MENTOR (KIRTLAND)

 

April 26, 2016 Tuesday

DAY 2     KIRTLAND 

We'll start with the Kirtkland Temple, now owned by the Community of Christ.Our tour of the historic Kirtland Temple, will include a visit to the museum and introductory movie of this sacred site. Next stop, the Church's Visitors Center of Old Town Kirtland where guides will take you to the Newel K Whitney store, Sawmill and Johnson Historic hotel as part of our continuing educational experience. You'll be privileged to sit in the actual room of the school of prophets and contemplate the events that occurred there above the Whitney store. We'll be staying the night near Kirtland, Ohio. (B)

 

April 27, 2016 Wednesday

DAY 4     JOHNSON FARM - COSHOCTON - NEWARK

Today we will then wind our way south to the John Johnson Farm where Joseph was dragged from his bed to be cruelly tarred and feathered. Our next stop begins our Book of Mormon evidences portion where we will explore the Johson-Humrickhouse Museum in Coshocton, Ohio that houses the famous "Holy Stones" found in a Hopewell mound near Newark, Ohio inscribed with ancient Hebrew writings that demonstrates a North American connection to the old world.Next we will visit the Great Circle in Newark, Ohio. This area is the most extensive monumental earthworks in the world built by the Hopewell Civilization and dating between 150 BC and 250 AD, during the peace following Christ's visit. Scientists have recently discovered embedded astronomical alignments demonstrating a highly advanced civilization.  (B,D)

 

April 28, 2016 Thursday

DAY 5     ANCIENT OHIO SITES - MOUND CITY - SERPENT MOUND

Today we will see the Hopewell earthwork sites in Mound City and Seip Mound near Chilicothe, Ohio. We'll visit an ancient hill top fortress with defense earthworks similar to those described in the Book of Mormon.  We will also see the famous effigy mound - Serpent Mound before driving to our hotel near Cincinnati, OH. (B, L)

 

April 29, 2016 Friday

DAY 6   FORT ANCIENT - MIAMISBURG

Today we will visit Fort Ancient, another hill-top fortress with miles of embankments and trenches. We'll tour the museum, see proposed Hopewellian dwellings and try throwing an Atl-Atl. Our final stop in Ohio is the pristine Miamisburg Adena culture mound. As we end the day, we will travel through the Indiana countryside to stay the night near Springfield, Illinois. (B)

 

April 30, 2016 Saturday

Day 7    ZELPH'S MOUND - CARTHAGE - NAUVOO

Today we will journey "over the plains of the Nephites" as Joseph wrote to his sweetheart Emma while on Zion's Camp march. One of many locations where Church History intersects with Book of Mormon history is Zelph's Mound, perched high upon a bluff of the Illinois River. This sacred site is where Joseph Smith had a vision of righteous Lamanite warrior who died in the final struggles between the Nephites and Lamanites. After the short climb to the bluff of this sacred site, we'll travel to fateful Carthage Jail, where the lives of Joseph the prophet and his faithful brother Hyrum were taken by assassins, and then on to Joseph's city, Nauvoo.(B)

 

May 1, 2016 Sunday

DAY 8   NAUVOO

The Nauvoo Temple stands majestically on a bluff symbolically facing the west. Today you will have the opportunity to sacrament meeting. In the afternoon, you will go back in time to "Old Nauvoo" and see the Nauvoo Mansion, beautiful homes, blacksmith shop, Browning gun shop. In July we'll enjoy the evening at the fairgrounds for activites and dinner. (B)

 

 

May 2, 2016 Monday

DAY 9 ST. LOUIS - CAHOKIA - STONE FORT (Millstone Bluff Fort)

As we leave Nauvoo, we'll cross the Mississippi River and visit Montrose, Iowa to see "Zarahemla" and the possible temple location site as well as the Hopewell mound,  Little Mound Cemetery. We'll then head south, stopping in Hannibal, Missouri to see Tom Sawyers fence,then on to Cahokia, where we discover the largest city in North America before European settlement, just outside of St. Louis. The museum is world class but the magnitude of Monks Mound, the largest earthen temple mound structure in North America is awe inspiring. We'll stay the night in Marion, MO. (B)

 

May 3, 2016 Tuesday

DAY 10   NEW MADRID - BIG SPRINGS 

Today we'll ride to Stone Fort, an ancient fortified hilltop with stone walls perched atop a bluff. Next we'll drive to town of New Madrid, site of the largest earthquake sequence in North American historical time. The museum there will make this historic event come to life. Next you'll have the chance to see one of the wonders of North America, Big Springs, the proposed "Waters of Mormon" based on location, distance and description.  (B, L)

 

May 4, 2016 Wednesday -  Itinerary being developed.

 

 

May 5, 2016 Thursday

DAY 11     INDEPENDENCE - LIBERTY JAIL - COMMUNITY OF CHRIST TEMPLE

Leaving Branson, our route will turn northward toward Independence, Missouri, the prophesied location of the New Jerusalem in the final days on this earth. Few locations on earth are as sacred as this future temple site. You will stand on the ground where these prophesied events will occur. Here you will visit the only temple visitors center without temple...yet. You will  have a chance to go inside the Community of Christ Temple and see their short video presentation. Our next site will be Liberty Jail where some of the most hallowed revelations were received while Joseph was incarcerated there. We'll stay the night in Liberty, MO. (B)

 

May 6, 2016 Friday

DAY 12     FAR WEST - ADAM-ONDI-AHMAN - KANSAS CITY TEMPLE

Visiting Far West, with its temple cornerstones still in place, will help us continue to learn of the significance and parallelisms of this, the Lord's Promised Land. We'll explore the ancient past and the foretold future where they meet in the lush valley of Adam-Ondi-Ahman. On this sacred land the Prophet Joseph found the remains of an old "Nephite altar" near Tower Hill. Finally we'll tour the tragic site of Hauns Mill, where a terrible massacre took place October 30th, 1838. We'll return to Kansas City, stopping at the new Kansas City temple before our farewell dinner that night. We'll stay the night in near Liberty, Missouri. (B, D)

 

May 7, 2016 Saturday

DAY 13    RETURN - As you fly home from Kansas City you'll have some more time to contemplate the parallelisms and wonder of having just experienced the marvelous histories that have played out in North America. (B)

 

The Seerstone  LLC reserves the right to alter the itinerary and/or substitute sightseeing and/or other tour features if deemed necessary.

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