Nauvoo Stories and Tips

Sacred Grove

The Sacred Grove is located in Palmyra, NY, and is where Joseph Smith was visited by God and Jesus Christ when he was just 14 years old. He came here one day to pray, in search of God’s church. He was told that none of the existing churches were God’s true church, and to wait for further instruction. On a hot summer day, it’s nice to walk through the cool woods and just kind of drink in the peace and calm here. Nobody knows exactly where in the woods the vision took place; there are a lot of winding footpaths all through the area. Even when there are lots of people around, you can usually find a secluded spot and a bench to sit down on for a while.

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