Book of Mormon Publication Site, Palmyra

The Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site is a historic site located in the village of Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, United States. The historic site includes the E. B. Grandin Building and some neighboring structures. It was in the E. B. Grandin building that Egbert B. Grandin printed and sold the first copies of the Book of Mormon. Because of the building's historical significance to Mormonism, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) purchased it in 1978. In the mid-1990s the church restored the Grandin building, while remodeling and adding to some neighboring structures to create a visitors' center.Building HistoryEgbert B. Grandin's printing press and bookshop was located in the western most building of a complex originally known as Thayer and Grandin Brick Row, and later as Exchange Row. The complex of buildings was constructed in 1828, between Palmyra's Main Street and the newly finished Erie Canal (which has since been moved north), by Joel Thayer, Levi Thayer, and Phillip Grandin. Phillip Grandin was the older brother of E. B. Grandin, and soon after the complex was completed E. B. Grandin moved his business into what would become known as the E. B. Grandin Building.Grandin's bookshop and office were housed on the building's first floor, his book bindery and an attorney's office on the second floor, and the printing equipment — including two printing presses — on the third floor. In 1829 when Grandin was asked to publish the Book of Mormon, he was the publisher of The Wayne Sentinel newspaper. Eventually Grandin closed his bookshop and printing service, and the building has since housed numerous businesses. Both the building's interior and exterior were remodeled and updated several times through the years, including building additions, adding walls, new stairwells, dropped ceilings, plumbing, electrical systems, etc.
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  • The most welcoming folks greet you and then their guided tour is done with finesse and truth of their Mormon world.  more »
  • Great tour with a lot of historical information. They do a wonderful job of presenting the information and historical significance of this location.  more »
  • By touring the Grandin Press where the Book of Mormon was first Published, I learned what it was like to live and operate a publication business in the early 1800's. It is amazing that they could prin...  more »
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  • Nice site to see 1st edition BOM. Learn about the timeline of the BOM and walk on the actual floor boards that were there when the Book Of Mormon was first put together. Love it. Go there and feel the spirit. This place is another testimony that Jesus Christ lives, that he died and was resurrected and that he is Lord and Saviour of the World. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints encourages all people's to come unto Christ and find peace, rest, joy and be prepared for his coming.
  • A really wonderful experience, lots to see and learn about the first printing of the Book of Mormon. All the missionaries were very knowledgeable and friendly. An interesting and fun tour for all ages.
  • Thought the people that showed us around were wonderful and knowledgeable. Didn't feel "preachy".
  • As a member of the LDS Church it was very interesting, but I think the historic aspect of the mechanics of printing from the early 1800s as well as the old preserved building was just as interesting as any religious aspect. If you're curious about history or the region, it's worth taking the tour.
  • What a spiritual and fulfilling experience to see where the Book Of Mormon was printed. Highly recommend this on your tour in Palmyra NY

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