Our Anderson Tours Church History/American Heritage Tours are the most comprehensive and detailed on the market. We begin exploring some of the major American Heritage sites; Gettysburg, Washington DC, Philadelphia, NYC, etc. We feel it significant to explore the creation of the United States of America which provides the backdrop to the Restoration of the Gospel in this Dispensation of the Fullness of Times. Once we have that overview fresh in our minds we begin our Church History portion of the tour which begins in Harmony, Pennsylvania at the Priesthood Restoration site and then continues up to Palmyra, Fayette and then continues west to Kirtland, Nauvoo, Missouri and our unique tours don’t stop at Winter Quarters but follow the Pioneer Trail through Martins Cove and into the Salt Lake Valley ending at the “This is the Place” Monument in Immigration Canyon. This experience is the most comprehensive you can have and it is also the most impactful and life changing. To get all of that history and to visit all those sites and experience all of it in two weeks is remarkable, unforgettable, and powerful!
We fly to Baltimore (BWI) and begin our visits in Gettysburg, DC, etc. and then we slowly bus our way all the way west to the Salt Lake Valley. Some may wonder if all that time on the bus is uncomfortable or LONG. You will be surprised how that is not an issue at all and actually one of the benefits that you come to appreciate. We turn our bus into a moving classroom and utilize the travel time to prepare for upcoming sites and events. Participants often report that the time on the bus was some of their favorite times of the trip as it allowed for discussion, pondering, internalizing, journaling, preparing, napping, visiting, etc. With only one or two really long bus days, the time really fly’s by quickly and you will find that the time on the luxurious bus that has air-conditioning, media options, reclining chairs, a microphone, tv’s, and all you need for an ideal setting for movies, lectures, discussions, and naps. It is a brilliant set-up and approach that works!
Church History and the Teachings of the Living Prophets course was a focus and specialty of our father; A. Gary Anderson. He LOVED Church History and passed that love onto each of his children. Gary directed over a dozen Church History Tours and made sure each of his 9 children had at least one experience visiting the Church History sites. Most of them had more than one personal experience of being taught by their father on site for both Church History and Holy Land sites. This would prove to be an important part of the Legacy he left behind.
In 2002 Anderson Tours began offering Church History/American Heritage Tours in conjunction with the Nauvoo Temple Dedication. Clark & Ron had already directed several Church History Tours and combined their experience to carry on their fathers’ legacy by offering another special Tour experience to add to the Anderson Tours tour offerings.
Our Church History/American Heritage Tour is complete and comprehensive and our tour in July is carefully calculated to include all of the Church Pageant offerings; Nauvoo Pageants, etc.
We invite you to join one of our unique and powerful Church History/American Heritage Tour offerings. You will not regret it!
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