Smith Log Home

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ABOUT THE JOSEPH SMITH SR. LOG HOME

Come closer to Christ and learn more about what happened here.

Activities

  • Experience the beautiful 19th century construction.
  • Period furniture, goods and crafts on display.
  • Learn of the faith that went in to building and defending the Prophet's family.
  • Representatives available to answer questions and give a free tour.

History

Around 1818 Joseph Smith, Sr., his wife, Lucy Mack Smith, and their eight children moved from Palmyra village to Stafford Road, just north of the 100 acres they planned to acquire. They built a log home and outbuildings where they resided for approximately seven years.
In late 1825 they moved a few hundred feet south to their new frame home. Their son, Hyrum, had arranged to purchase the eighty acres of land surrounding the log home. Following his marriage to Jerusha Barden, in November of 1826, Hyrum and his wife resided in the log home.
In the spring of 1829, Father and Mother Smith and their younger children returned to the log home where they lived with Hyrum’s family until the fall of 1830.

Free guided tours daily.

Hours

Sunday, 12PM - 9PM
Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 9PM

Contact Info

Smith Log Home
843 Stafford Rd
Palmyra, NY 14522
Phone: 315-597-1671
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