The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints places great importance on the preservation and sharing of its history. The Church maintains several dozen historic sites where people of all faiths can learn important lessons about history, faith and commitment.
“Our historic sites help us tell the unique story of the Latter-day Saints,” Church historian and recorder Elder Marlin K. Jensen said. “Each site is filled with historically accurate details and engaging exhibits to help people better understand who we are and what is important to us.”
All of the Church’s historic sites are free and open to the public. Some sites are large and encompass multiple locations, such as Nauvoo, Illinois, or Palmyra, New York. Other sites are small, including just a statue or small building, such as the Gadfield Elm Chapel in England or the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in San Diego, California. Many sites offer fun activities for families.