PALMYRA, NY - SACRED GROVE
The history of the Sacred Grove begins during the early 1800's when a renewed interest in religion caused several spiritual revivals to spring up in western New York. As a young boy Joseph Smith became very interested in religion. While pondering this question he came across a passage in the Bible in James chapter one verse five, which states "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall
be given him."
He then decided to go into a grove of trees on his family's farm to pray and ask God which of all the churches that he should join. As a result of his prayer God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to the young boy. As a result of this vision The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was founded ten years later in Fayette, New York.
The sacred grove still stands as it did in Joseph's day and can be visited daily.
Call 1-315-597-5851 for more information. Open daily.