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“Very interesting”

Book of Mormon Publication Site
Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Palmyra
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Owner description: Located in the business district of historic Palmyra, New York, the Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site offers you a glimpse of the printing and binding processes of the 1820s. Tours are free.
Parker, Colorado
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

This was a very interesting place for us to visit. Putting aside the religious connections, it's amazing how much effort it took to print a book in the 1830's. To be able to see the tools used to get that accomplished made it personal, and appreciate the tools we have today. Definitely an interesting place to visit.

Visited July 2013
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GrandinPress, Manager at Book of Mormon Publication Site, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Thank you for your review. We hope to see you again soon!
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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326 reviews
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“An Important Look into Publishing History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Mormon church has preserved the old printing building where the Book of Mormon was first published. The guides show you how books in general were printed back in the 1800s. An interesting short presentation.

Visited August 2013
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Darien, Connecticut
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“History with a persuasive pitch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

This beautifully restored site shows the printing facilities used to publish the first 5000 copies of the Book of Mormon. It is very nicely presented and the guides are warm and welcoming.

After the history there's quite a pitch for the faith itself complete with large paintings of Jesus appearing to the Aztecs. Ask questions and your guides will quote from the Book. If you express interest in Mormonism they'll give you a copy of the book and seem ready to answer any questions... bigamy, Mormon "underwear", etc.

As practicing Christians (Episcopalians) we felt no pressure to convert or offer up our names and email addresses. We told them we were just interested in the history and their religious beliefs, just as we are curious about the Amish, Islam and Judaism. The young guides we have we're professional and polite.

Visited August 2013
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GrandinPress, Manager at Book of Mormon Publication Site, responded to this review, August 18, 2013
Thanks for your detailed review! Hope to see you again!
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Thatcher, Arizona, United States
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“Very informative tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

The tour guide was very (Sister Hansen) was a great source of information and shared many details we had never heard before.

Visited August 2013
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Brunswick, Md.
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495 reviews
208 attraction reviews
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“Book of Mormon Grandin Building Site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

We had a tour in this location. The people were very friendly and very knowledgeable about the building and it's history. I would definitely recommend this as a must stop and see on your tour of Palmyra, New York.

Visited July 2013
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GrandinPress, Manager at Book of Mormon Publication Site, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us!
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