"HILL CUMORAH" New York State Things to Do Tip by mtncorg
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This little hill - known geologically as a drumlin - a few miles south of Palmyra is ground zero for the Mormon movements. It was here in 1827 that Joseph Smith discovered - under heavenly inspiration and with angelic help - the golden plates which he subsequently translated and transcribed into what is now the Book of Mormon. Today, the hill is the site of the annual Hill Cumorah Pageant - officially, ?America?s Witness for Christ? - taking place during July. A cast of over 650 people take part in the religious extravaganza that even the skeptical will find entertaining. Admission is free. Food and drink - non-alcoholic, of course - can be purchased from local service club stands or you can bring your own picnic. There is only seating for 8,000 and be aware that the performances, which start each evening at 9:15 pm, attract over 100,000 people over the seven shows.
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