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Historic Kirtland

7800 Kirtland-Chardon Road, Kirtland, OH 44094
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Ranked #4 of 7 Attractions in Kirtland
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Spokane, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we were excited to visit the area where so much of our Church's history occurred. The guides were terrific and the tour of the buildings really gave us insight into how the members of that community lived at that time. So glad we did it.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Started at LDS Visitors Center. They are very informative and give a great guided tour of the area. They are provided guides at several outlying areas such as the John Johnson Farm. It is amazing how many important things happened in this area. The guides and historic places provided by the LDS church are free.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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95 reviews 95 reviews
61 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We know very little about the Morman faith, so figured this would be a good place to start. The fact that there is free admission is a big plus. The grounds are immaculate; kudos to the landscapers! There is also plenty of parking and it's easy to find; signage is good. This whole site exudes peace and quiet; we were... More

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Riverton, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been able to visit Historic Kirtland several times. The people there are very friendly, helpful, and give a great free tour. They have done a wonderful job of restoring, or rebuilding a house, a store, and mill, etc. As they take you through each one, they explain how they lived in the early 1830's, and tell you about... More

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Portland, Oregon
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149 reviews 149 reviews
47 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This historic center is operated by LDS but one can visit and walk around the site on your own - do not have join a tour group. If you want to learn more or talk with staff of LDS, you can but also able to just walk and enjoy the historical site. There are numerous buildings and easy trail around... More

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Alpine, Utah
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81 reviews 81 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I have always read the stories of this place and it was finally nice to be close enough to visit. I was welcomed by the Missionaries and able to take a tour of the area. I will definately be back with my family. I also came back several time during my visit here because of the spirit that I felt.

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Antofagasta, Chile
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The LDS center has a very interesting tour that you can enjoy. My favourites are the The Kirtland Ashery, Johnson Home,Johnson Inn Resource Center, Newel K. Whitney Store Newel K. and Elizabeth Ann Whitney Home and the historical Kirtland Sawmill. I am not a Mormon but I really enjoy whith history.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went for the history, and found the restorations to be a little too perfect...more like doll houses than accurately restored historical buildings. The approach of the tour guides was also very high pressure to their religious beliefs...the history took second place to over an hour of doctrine.

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Windermere, Florida, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We haven't been to Kirtland in over 15 years and so glad we came. The LDS church has restored several buildings and businesses that were there in the 1830's. They are historically accurate and some of the buildings are original while others are reproductions. You don't have to be LDS to enjoy the historical richness of this place. The missionary... More

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Kirtland, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A Christmas creche display in December numbering in the hundreds is an amazing sight. Other art exhibits are equally impressive. A pilgrimage destination to be sure; but people of all faiths will be interested.

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