ABOUT THE HILL CUMORAH
Short hike to the top of the hill through wooded trails.
A paved path to the top of the hill makes it accessible for everyone
Incredible views of Ontario and Wayne County.
The Hill Cumorah Pageant, America’s Witness for Christ
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.
Sunday, 12PM – 9PM
Monday – Saturday, 9AM – 9PM
Hill Cumorah Visitor’s Center
Palmyra, NY 14522