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Historic Kirtland, Kirtland

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Historic Walking Area · History Museum
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Come visit Historic Kirtland, a small settlement in northern Ohio where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered shortly after the Church was founded. Between 1831 and 1838, Joseph Smith and early members of the Church established Church headquarters in Kirtland, built a temple, and laid a foundation of strength for the future.

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  • This was a free and guided tour. The tour guides very knowledgeable about the history of each building, who lived or own the property. Lots of historical facts and plenty of time to take pictures. 
    This was a free and guided tour. The tour guides very knowledgeable about the history of each building, who lived or own the property. Lots of historical facts and plenty of time to take pictures.  more »
  • Super tour any way you look at it! People were really friendly, the visitor center was outstanding, and lots of very interesting history about the Mormon group living in this community back in the... 
    Super tour any way you look at it! People were really friendly, the visitor center was outstanding, and lots of very interesting history about the Mormon group living in this community back in the...  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Historic Kirtland today. Elder and Sister Cervo shared information about the history of the area, typical lifestyle, and experiences of the people living in this... 
    We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Historic Kirtland today. Elder and Sister Cervo shared information about the history of the area, typical lifestyle, and experiences of the people living in this...  more »
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  • Owned by the LDS church. They definitely tried to proselytize me throughout the tour. It's the off season, so I had a private tour. Not the same organization that owns the Kirtland temple up the hill (which is Community of Christ; who were much friendlier and more accepting - not scripted and more authentic experience).
  • It is a beautiful site. The missionary tour guides were wonderful and very thorough. Learned a good bit about church history and about life in that area in general. Even if you aren't a church member it's a great, free way to take a glimpse into the past in Northeast Ohio.
  • I enjoyed visiting here, but it would appear that setting up an appointment is the preferred method of getting into a tour of the area. They did accept me and allowed me to be in another group. The tour was nice and informative. I was a bit surprised the tour ended in the middle of the compound and the sisters just walked away without saying goodbye or inviting us back to the visitor center.
  • This is a must see!! The spaces are enlightening and the tour guides are so kind!! We loved the time we spent here!
  • Such an amazing place. The tour was informative and the missionaries were kind and knowledgeable.

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