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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.Arrange to visit Book of Mormon Publication Site and other attractions in Palmyra using our Palmyra itinerary planner.
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The publication of the Book of Mormon is an American original - whether you're Mormon or not. This site has turned the original building into a multi-storied museum with live tours. It has interesting... more »
This is a stop worth making with your family. The center is well designed, with so much great historical information and beautiful displays. The missionaries do a wonderful job of sharing information,... more »
Enjoyed the hands on experience. Fun missionary guides very knowledgeable. Educational as well as moving more »
Excellent restoration of the site as it would have looked in Joseph Smith's day. Such a neat experience for the children. Our of all the LDS sites in the Palmyra area, this is the one I would consider the most approachable for non-LDS visitors.
If you ever visit NY State, come here and learn if miracles. Wonderful guided tours by missionaries. One sister missionary was inspired to tell me something I really needed to hear. Eternally grateful!!
This place is wonderful. I've read and shared the Book of Mormon several times, but seeing the original Book and printing process that ushered in the last dispensation is truly a unique experience. Looking forward to coming back in the near future.
Great historic tour. Site is well maintained. Lots to learn about.
Fascinating peek at book printing and making in the early 1800s. Gain a greater understanding of what the Book of Mormon is about and why it is significant.
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