My daughter and I were here last August when she was on an assignment to help produce a virtual tour of the Peter Whitmer Log Home for the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. We really enjoyed being here at this site which is so important in early LDS (Mormon) history. The present structure, built in 1980, represents... 更多
This tour is free of charge. The Peter Whitmer log home is accessible for tours, both the upstairs and the downstairs. We had a wonderful tour guide and we really enjoyed our visit. We arrived just before sunset and it was amazing how we felt like we had just stepped back in time. The home was built during the early... 更多
I never would have visited the Peter Whitmer Home if I didn’t go on the tour of the Joseph Smith House. My tour guide at the Joseph Smith House was so informative that she taught us about the Whitmer Farm. While driving from Geneva (where I was staying) to Seneca Falls I unexpectedly passed through Fayette where the home is.... 更多
To enter the home, you must go to the visitors center first and be accompanied by a guide (missionary). This is an important location in Mormon history. It's a little hard to get to, but it's worth it.
If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or just a history buff, this is a great stop that I actually found on my way back to my hotel in Geneva from Empire Farm Days. It is a restored cabin on the original location of the Whitmer family and a historical site for... 更多
The peter Whitmer farm is located in picturesque waterloo with surrounding farms. The church has built a meeting building and visitor center that was fantastic for learning about the significance of this area. The cabin itself has been restored on it's original foundation and it's fascinating to see how small these cabins were and yet they accommodated 8-10 people consistently.... 更多
This was our last stop after visiting the Hill Cumorah, the Smith Family Farm, the Sacred Grove, and the Grandin Book Shop in Palmyra. The half hour drive through upstate New York was beautiful and went quickly. Yes, the log home is a recreation, but the missionary guides helped you understand the authenticity of what occurred on that site and... 更多
This was a fantastic addition to the day we spent traveling New York to see the LDS church sites. The Elder that took us through the log home was wonderful with our young children (as all missionaries typically are). We originally weren't going to drive from Palmyra to visit, but our journey would have felt incomplete had we not.
This was part of a church history tour and the 3 minute video on the growth of the church brought me to tears. The staff was very friendly and it was a great visit.