After visiting the Temple on a general tour, visitors
may wish to explore the temple story in detail through a variety of specialty
tours. The following interpretive programs are available upon request.
Please make your program reservation at least two weeks before your arrival.
From Basement to Bell Tower: Construction and
Preservation of the Kirtland Temple
Experience the spaces of the temple not viewed on other
tours. Climb through the bell tower to see the 1890 bell, walk through
the basement to discover historic tools and a steam tunnel. Visitors
will learn more about the structural landmark than ever before. Visitors
are required to wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. No sandals
or skirts allowed. Tour limited to five persons, reservations required.
Tour fee: $30.00 per person.
Streets of the Saints: An Exploration of Kirtland’s
Historical interpreters introduce visitors to the breadth
and depth of the 19th century LDS community while exploring the historic
streets surrounding the temple. Visitors imagine the ideas of the early
pioneers in hearing about their carefully created city plans for Kirtland.
Tour includes a brief stroll through the Kirtland Mills Burying Ground,
Temple gardens, and neighborhood surrounding the temple. Please allow
yourself ninety minutes for the tour. Tour limited to ten persons, please
dress comfortably. Tour fee: $5.00 per person, reservation required,
In the Shadows of the Temple (Kirtland North Cemetery Tour): Final Resting Place
for the Kirtland Saints
A sixty minute tour that encompasses the stories of
the 19th century Latter Day Saints buried in the cemetery next to the
temple. Hear about the tragic death of Joseph Coe, the theatrics of
Increase Van Deusen, the will of Charlotte Bond, and the dedication
of John Johnson. Please allow yourself sixty minutes for the tour. Tour
is limited to fifteen persons, reservations required. Tour fee: $10.00 per person.
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In the Bell Tower
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