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Historic Kirtland

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Nativity Exhibit

Incredible collection of nativity scenes from all over the world. Beautiful little masterpieces... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Great visit to LDS Historical sites

Having heard the stories of the early saints who lived in Kirtland, I have wanted to visit this... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Chris K
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Historic Site and Visitors Center with historic village from the 1830's featuring a sawmill, ashery, country store and historic home sites.
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7800 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094-9316
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible collection of nativity scenes from all over the world. Beautiful little masterpieces that turn every room into an art gallery! In humble places like that you will find more Christmas spirit than anywhere else!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Having heard the stories of the early saints who lived in Kirtland, I have wanted to visit this important spot in LDS history. Like all LDS Historical sites, Kirtland is so well done and the missionary guides are so informative and helpful. We enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

This is a historic site. It has many interesting buildings and the tours are free. You get an insight into the people living there at the time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Treveler
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

I learned interesting new information at the ashery. In all my history studies, I don't recall even hearing about this valuable industry. It's intriguing that people could earn money by selling the ashes from their fireplaces or burning of limbs and stumps from clearing land....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Gilbert J, Manager at Historic Kirtland, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2018

Thanks for your response to your visit to Historic Kirtland. Yes, this was an interesting industry that disappeared form the marketplace in the 1850's. We hope you had a Great time in Kirtland learning about the history of Northeast Ohio and the History of the...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We came in the early evening and there were not a lot people there at the time. All tours are free. It was like stepping back in time and feeling what it must have been like to be an early saint. The sister missionaries that...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

My family thoroughly enjoyed our time in Historic Kirtland. The Newell K Whitney store was a particular favorite. The missionaries helping us were very informative and so kind. They adjusted their tour to accommodate me in my wheelchair, as well as personalizing the tour to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

Be prepared for some longer fact based presentations which you may or may not appreciate. From a historical standpoint this site is very interesting. I particularly enjoyed the time period displays, saw mill and tannery.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

My son and I visited the preserved store and buildings. We arrived in the morning just as they were opening and had a tour all to our selves with two guides that explained the religious history of the area. Our favorite part was walking around...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Our daughter lives in Toledo and as many times as we have visited her, we have not taken the time to make the drive (about 2 1/2 hours) to visit these amazing early LDS Church history sites. In spite of it being the middle of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

We spent a beautiful December morning touring the Historic Kirtland Annual Nativity Exhibit. There were slightly over 1000 diverse depictions of the Christmas Nativity from around the world. They ranged from tiny, the size of a nutshell, to massive. They were crafted in every media...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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October 1, 2017|
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Response from Mitch913 | Reviewed this property |
The Church of Christ owns the property of the Kirtland Temple now. They are a break off group from the "Mormons" or as the Mormon church is really called "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". The Church of... More
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Response from internationalmama | Reviewed this property |
I agree that there is no public transportation to get there, so renting a car is the only option unless you find someone to take you. You could call Uber to get a quote, as they are often less than a taxi. Overall, the... More