Mormon Church Historical Sites

Mormon Church Historical Sites

There are 24 official historical sites for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Whether you are a Mormon or not, there is no denying the sacred feeling of the stories that occurred in these humble places.

The Mormon Pioneers sent 500 men to march against Santa Ana in 1846. Mustered in Leavenworth, Kansas, they marched over 1,000 miles. One of their assignments was to build a road from Dodge, Kansas to San Diego, California. A majority of that road is now Interstate 10, a direct result of their efforts. They were gone from their families for a year, while many of their families were crossing the plains west towards Salt Lake City, Utah.

Established in 1830 in Fayette, New York, Mormon Church historical sites stretch from Sharon, Vermont (birthplace of the founder Joseph Smith) to San Diego where the Mormon Battalion helped develop the southwest and early California.