Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial, South Royalton

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The Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial is a granite obelisk on a hill in the White River Valley near Sharon and South Royalton in the U.S. state of Vermont. It marks the spot where Joseph Smith was born on December 23, 1805. The monument was erected by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), which recognizes Smith as its first president and founding prophet. The LDS Church continues to own and operate the site as a tourist attraction.
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  • It is a treat to go to the Joseph Smith Memorial during the Christmas season. As you enter the drive, you see beautiful displays of lights. It is very peaceful as you tune into a radio station...  more »
  • My dad and I are both atheists but we visited it together and found it fascinating. This is a wonderful example of a site that makes very little go a long way. The actual birthplace was a rough...  more »
  • So Peaceful and a nice gem to the beautiful state of Vermont. Definitely a place to make some time for. This place has such a wonderful history behind it. Doesnt matter of you or are not a Latter Day Saint of the church of Jesus Christ. There is something for everyone. Love love the music playing the give a trees as you walk around. Truly a blessed place to be!!
  • Love this place. The quiet beauty is wonderful. They have toys for young kids to play with while adults go on a free tour in the visitor center. My kids favorite part of our entire road trip (from FL to Montreal) was the golf cart ride out to the Mack home site. They do not try to convert you. Everything is free: parking, tour, bathrooms, drinking fountains.

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