One of the goals of our family road trip was to make as many meaningful stops as possible on the way out West. Our second stop on our trip was to Kirtland, Ohio. Sadly, we didn’t have a lot of time to spend in Kirtland, but even with just under 3 hours or so, we were able to really enjoy a taste of history.
Between 1831 and 1838, Kirtland, Ohio, was the main administrative headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and home to many of the members of the Church. Kirtland was the location of the first LDS temple, and though the building is no longer owned by the LDS Church, it is a beautiful place to visit.
The Church has a fantastic Historic Kirtland Visitors’ Center which includes the Isaac Morley Farm, John Johnson Home, Newel K. Whitney Store and Whitney Home, Kirtland Sawmill, Kirtland Schoolhouse, Kirtland Temple Stone Quarry, and more.
The Visitors’ Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Visitors’ Center and all historical buildings and tours are free of charge.
The one thing we regretted not being able to do was the tour of the inside of the Kirtland Temple, which closed too early for our schedule. We’d love to go back and spend more time!
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