Priesthood Restoration Site

The Priesthood Restoration Site is a significant historic site of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is the place where the Aaronic Priesthood was restored and where the first baptisms of the Restoration were performed. It is also the site where Joseph Smith translated most of the Book of Mormon.

Located along the Susquehanna River, the property includes a visitors center with exhibits, a film, artifacts, and artwork. Visitors can tour the reconstructed home of Isaac and Elizabeth Hale (where Emma Hale Smith grew up) and the home of Joseph and Emma Smith. The property also includes a beautiful trail system and three monuments. McCune Cemetery, which contains the graves of Emma’s parents and Joseph and Emma’s first child, is located nearby.

Mormon Monument View of the grounds

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Outdoor Recreation Guide

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