Church History Photos

3. Log House of Joseph Smith Sr.

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Replica of the Joseph Smith Sr. home, built on the site of the original log house near Palmyra, New York. The Smith family built the original 1½-story hewn-log home not long after they arrived in Palmyra. The family lived here from 1819 to 1825.

Significant Events: The Prophet Joseph Smith studied the Bible in this house as he struggled to learn which church was right (JS—H 1:11–13). Moroni appeared to Joseph and told him of the Book of Mormon plates (JS—H 1:30–47).