PALMYRA, NY - SMITH FAMILY FARM
Tour the Smith Family Farm to learn more about the boyhood of Joseph Smith Jr., the first prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visit the nearby Sacred Grove, where Joseph received a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Joseph Smith Sr., his wife Lucy Mack Smith, and their eight children moved to Palmyra, New York,
in 1816. After a few years in Palmyra, Joseph Sr. bought 100 acres of wooded land. He and his sons cleared the land, prepared the soil for cultivation, and planted crops.
The family built a small log home on their property and lived there for a number of years. They then decided to build a larger and more comfortable home. Father and sons worked side by side to
produce a quaint frame home, which they moved into late in 1825. Having lost title to their farm, they moved back into the log home in the spring of 1829, where they lived until late 1830, when they moved from the area.
The replica, recently constructed, is located on the exact location of the original log home. Guides are available daily for tours.