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Address: 1451 Aunkst Road, Waterloo, NY 13165
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Take a Step Back in Time

My daughter and I were here last August when she was on an assignment to help produce a virtual tour of the Peter Whitmer Log Home for the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2017
American Fork, Utah
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American Fork, Utah
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

My daughter and I were here last August when she was on an assignment to help produce a virtual tour of the Peter Whitmer Log Home for the LDS Church History Museum in Salt Lake City. We really enjoyed being here at this site which is so important in early LDS (Mormon) history. The present structure, built in 1980, represents... More 

Thank Freba
Queen Creek, Arizona
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76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This tour is free of charge. The Peter Whitmer log home is accessible for tours, both the upstairs and the downstairs. We had a wonderful tour guide and we really enjoyed our visit. We arrived just before sunset and it was amazing how we felt like we had just stepped back in time. The home was built during the early... More 

Thank lifeisverygood2
Brooklyn, New York
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I never would have visited the Peter Whitmer Home if I didn’t go on the tour of the Joseph Smith House. My tour guide at the Joseph Smith House was so informative that she taught us about the Whitmer Farm. While driving from Geneva (where I was staying) to Seneca Falls I unexpectedly passed through Fayette where the home is.... More 

Thank Bill D
Springville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

To enter the home, you must go to the visitors center first and be accompanied by a guide (missionary). This is an important location in Mormon history. It's a little hard to get to, but it's worth it.

Thank Kelly G
Alfred Station, New York
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or just a history buff, this is a great stop that I actually found on my way back to my hotel in Geneva from Empire Farm Days. It is a restored cabin on the original location of the Whitmer family and a historical site for... More 

Thank schees1
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460 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

The peter Whitmer farm is located in picturesque waterloo with surrounding farms. The church has built a meeting building and visitor center that was fantastic for learning about the significance of this area. The cabin itself has been restored on it's original foundation and it's fascinating to see how small these cabins were and yet they accommodated 8-10 people consistently.... More 

Thank Mea37
South Jordan, Utah
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

We made the trip and it was worth it. We enjoy seeing the sight where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was established.

Thank loritravel88
Santa Clara, Utah
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This was our last stop after visiting the Hill Cumorah, the Smith Family Farm, the Sacred Grove, and the Grandin Book Shop in Palmyra. The half hour drive through upstate New York was beautiful and went quickly. Yes, the log home is a recreation, but the missionary guides helped you understand the authenticity of what occurred on that site and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This was a fantastic addition to the day we spent traveling New York to see the LDS church sites. The Elder that took us through the log home was wonderful with our young children (as all missionaries typically are). We originally weren't going to drive from Palmyra to visit, but our journey would have felt incomplete had we not.

Thank Sarah P
Ione, California
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74 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This was part of a church history tour and the 3 minute video on the growth of the church brought me to tears. The staff was very friendly and it was a great visit.

Thank Madrigal95640

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