The Hill Cumorah

ABOUT THE HILL CUMORAH
The record of Christ’s visit to the Americas was found here!

ACTIVITIES & FEATURES

Wooded Trails

Short hike to the top of the hill through wooded trails.

Paved paths meander up the hill

A paved path to the top of the hill makes it accessible for everyone

Incredible views

Incredible views of Ontario and Wayne County.

The Hill Cumorah Pageant, America’s Witness for Christ

Hill Cumorah Pageant
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HISTORY

Hill Cumorah is the most notable of many hills, or drumlins, in New York State’s Finger Lakes region. The hill figures prominently in events that led to the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In A.D. 421, Moroni, the last survivor of a great civilization that had inhabited the Americas since about 600 B.C., buried in this hill a set of gold plates on which was recorded the history of his people. In 1827, Moroni returned as an angel and delivered the plates to Joseph Smith, who translated them and published them as the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.

Every July, the Hill Cumorah is the site of a spectacular outdoor theatrical production, The Hill Cumorah Pageant, America’s Witness for Christ. This show features a cast of over 700 and impressive special effects. It attracts audiences of thousands each night at no charge.

The Hill Cumorah is located in the Town of Manchester four miles south of the Village of Palmyra, on Highway 21.

Open daily.
HOURS

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

CONTACT INFO

Hill Cumorah Visitor’s Center
653 NY-21
Palmyra, NY 14522
Phone: 315-597-5851
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