Joseph Smith Birthplace

Birthplace of Joseph Smith {Sharon, Vermont}

Nestled in the hills of Vermont, the LDS Prophet Joseph Smith was born in the beautiful countryside of Sharon, Vermont.  The Birthplace is free to visit and has a Visitor’s Center with a monument (pictured below) that commemorates the Prophet’s life. For location and hours, visit here.  It was a bit out of the way during our two-week East Coast trip last October, but were SO glad we made time to visit.

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We were greeted with a light gust of wind that sprinkled hundreds of golden fall leaves on us. It was a beautiful way to begin our tour.

Joseph Smith Birthplace

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Our kids were excited during the brief tour inside the Visitor’s Center for a couple of reasons- in the picture to the left, the Prophet was seven years old, the same age as our daughter, when he had a leg operation. In the picture to the right, our son was excited to see a book written about the Prophet Joseph Smith by his great-grandpa on display.

Joseph Smith Memorial statue in Sharon, VT

The grounds were absolutely beautiful and peaceful to walk around. We were so glad we took time for this hour long visit. To learn more about the significance of the Joseph Smith Birthplace, visit here.


We also visited other LDS Sites in Palmyra, where the Prophet moved to after Sharon. Read more about that here.

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