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“Indoctrination Rather Than Museum”

Book of Mormon Publication Site
Ranked #3 of 11 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.
Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was truly a place for the faithful LDS member to visit. Speeches by the docents stationed at each exhibit were clearly scripted- including the "personalized" faith statements each made. Instead of taking the exhibits at one's own pace one is kept in a group, ushered through relatively quickly by folks who had very limited knowledge of the exhibits about which they were talking (except for a few) and at each exhibit there was a little homily or question and answer about aspects of Mormon belief.

You will love it if you are a member of the LDS church and it is quite interesting for a student of religion.

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GrandinPress, Guest Relations Manager at Book of Mormon Publication Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

We are sorry that your experience at the Book of Mormon Publication Site was not what you hoped it might be. Over 1,600 visitors toured the museum the day you came and even though we try to give everyone personal attention, it is indeed very difficult on days that are that packed. Our temporary volunteers who help out on those busy days do a good job, but because of more experience, our regular docents are much more adept at answering your questions and talking about the book publication process. On a typical day, our guests are welcome to take as long as they want and to ask as many questions as they want as they learn about how and why the Book of Mormon was printed and bound. If you are in the area, please come by again.

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Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

I was converted to the LDS faith through a powerful experience with the Book of Mormon. This place is very special and filled with wonderful pieces of historical information. Amazing...

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Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband, 6 month old, and I visited this historic site a couple days ago and had a great experience. The tour was quick and to the point, with great disays I accompany. Included an elevator that was easy to take my stroller up the 3 flights to continue the tour. I especially loved the last room with a bunch of original paintings. The whole experience was wonderful.

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Reviewed July 9, 2014

This site is worth the time to visit. It is neat to see how the Book of Mormon was published using the tools and technology of the 1800's. The guides do a wonderful job at showing the building and answering questions about what happened.

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GrandinPress, Guest Relations Manager at Book of Mormon Publication Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and that you found the experience a positive one.

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

All of my party loved this place. The man who did the tour know his business. Very interesting and very much worth a visit.

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GrandinPress, Guest Relations Manager at Book of Mormon Publication Site, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2014

So glad that you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your positive review.

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