Church History Tours From Arizona

Experience the History & Make it Personal

Legacy of Faith Tours was created because there are many Church History expedition organizations, but none from Arizona. We wanted to create an opportunity for those from Arizona to experience the historical sites of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a convenient and personal way.

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American History Tour: March 14th- March 25th

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Fly into Richmond VA
  • Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Battlefield

Day 2

  • Colonial Williamsburg

Day 3

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Day 4

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Washington DC Temple

Day 5

  • Church
  • National Cathedral
  • Arlington Natl. Cemetery
  • Iwo Jima
  • MLK
  • FDR & TJ Memorials

Day 6

  • US Capitol
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Monument Walk (WWII, Vietnam & Korean War, Lincoln)

Day 7

  • White House View
  • Ford Theater
  • National Archive Museum
  • Fort McHenry

Day 8

  • Gettysburg

Day 9

  • Independence Hall
  • Liberty Bell
  • Benjamin Franklin Museum
  • Betsy Rose Home

Day 10

  • Freedom Trail
  • Boston Tea Party

Day 11

  • Plymouth Rock
  • Mayflower II
  • Plimoth & Patuxet Village
  • Fly home from Providence RI.
Visit Popular Landmarks Such As Nauvoo Temple And Hill Cumorah Statue
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Summer Church History Tour: (Youth & Adults): July 6th – July 15th

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Fly into Philadelphia PA
  • Independence Hall & Liberty Bell
  • Priesthood Restoration Site
  • Colesville

Day 2

  • Peter Whitmer Farm
  • Joseph Smith Farm
  • Hill Cumorah
  • Book of Mormon Publication Site
  • Palmyra Temple

Day 3

  • Sacred Grove
  • Church
  • Niagara Falls
  • Kirtland Village
  • Isaac Morley Farm
  • John Johnson Farm

Day 4

  • Kirtland Temple
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park

Day 5

  • Nauvoo: Wagon Ride
  • Family Living Center
  • Blacksmith shop, 70’s Hall
  • Sunset by the Mississippi, Nauvoo Pageant

Day 6

  • Nauvoo: Old Nauvoo Cemetery
  • Mansion House
  • Red Brick Store
  • County Fair
  • British Isles Pageant

Day 7

  • Nauvoo: Nauvoo Temple
  • Various Sites
  • Trail of Hope
  • Carthage
  • Quincy

Day 8

  • Adam-Ondi-Ahman
  • Haun’s Mill
  • Far West
  • Richmond

Day 9

  • Independence Temple Site and Visitor Center
  • Missouri River
  • Liberty Jail
  • Fly Home
Visit The Smith Family Farm (Museum)
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Fall Church History Tour: Oct 4th to Oct 14th

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Fly into Rochester NY
  • Joseph Smith Farm
  • Hill Cumorah
  • Book of Mormon Publication Site
  • Palmyra Temple

Day 2

  • Sacred Grove
  • Peter Whitmer Farm
  • Priesthood Restoration Site
  • Colesville

Day 3

  • Kirtland Village
  • Kirtland Temple

Day 4

  • Isaac Morley
  • John Johnson Farm

Day 5

  • Nauvoo: Carriage
  • Temple City Tour
  • Homes of the Apostles
  • Blacksmith shop, 70’s Hall
  • Sunset by the Mississippi

Day 6

  • Nauvoo: Old Nauvoo Cemetery
  • Various Sites
  • Carthage
  • Quincy

Day 7

  • Nauvoo: Nauvoo Temple
  • Mansion House
  • Red Brick Store
  • Trail of Hope
  • Carthage, Quincy

Day 8

  • Garden Grove
  • Mt. Pisgah
  • Mormon Battalion & Kanesville Tabernacle site
  • Winter Quarters VC and Temple

Day 9

  • Adam-Ondi-Ahman
  • Haun’s Mill
  • Far West
  • Richmond

Day 10

  • Independence Temple Site and Visitor Center
  • Missouri River
  • Liberty Jail
  • Fly Home

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American History Tour


  • Quad Occupancy:

    $2475 Per Person

  • Double Occupancy:

    $2925 Per Person

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Summer Church History Tour


  • Quad Occupancy:

    $1960 Per Person

  • Double Occupancy:

    $2350 Per Person

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Fall Church History Tour


  • Quad Occupancy:

    $2125 Per Person

  • Double Occupancy:

    $2475 Per Person

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*Includes: flights, hotels, ground transportation, entrance fees, and some meals.

*Includes: flights, hotels, ground transportation, entrance fees, and most meals.

*Includes: flights, hotels, ground transportation, entrance fees, and almost all meals.

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  • Health and Ability Requirements:
    There is a substantial amount of walking and climbing stairs on this journey. There are many slopes, up and down hill, and frequent climbing in and out of vehicles. Participants need to be able to independently (without walker or human assistance) walk the distance of a half mile over uneven ground. It is important that you are physically prepared for this adventure.
  • Trip Insurance:
    In this day and age there are many things that can interfere with a successful travel experience. Though we do everything in our power to provide a timely and efficacious trip, situations and conditions can arise that are out of our control, therefore we do encourage participants to acquire their own Individual Travel Insurance.

Why Choose Legacy of Faith Tours?

  • We are the only Church History tour company out of Arizona. You will join with others from right here to experience these sites, creating friendships that continue long after tour.
  • Experienced Tour Guide. The history is shared in a way that brings it to life. We know the quirks of each area to avoid hiccups. We share personal stories from journals that may be new to you, and will enrich your experience. We can answer your questions as they come up.

  • Carefully Selected Lodging, Meals and Transport. We take on the logistics so you don’t have to worry about it. Meals are arranged. Where to sleep and how to get there – DONE! Your only job is to show up and take it all in.

  • Church History Tours with Affordable Pricing – Other companies have you find and pay for your own one-way flights to and from the tour locals. Our tour prices include your airfare. This is an added cost and logistical headache we want to simplify for you. Compare us and you will see the value.

Testimonials

“The Legacy of Faith tour is an amazing trip. Every detail was taken care of and we just sat back and enjoyed the journey through church history with an amazing guide. Rinda Updike did a great job arranging a comprehensive trip that included every church history site from Palmyra to Liberty Jail. She was a fantastic, knowledgeable guide that enthusiastically created memorable moments at each high-light on the trip. The Legacy of Faith tour is a wonderful investment in a family memory.”

5-Star Rated Review By Jacquelyn Lowell

Jacquelyn Lowell
★★★★★

“This “Legacy of Faith” tour was fantastic. Our tour guide, Rinda has a bubbly, happy, always positive attitude and the knowledge that she has about Joseph Smith, the other Saints and the history of each area is amazing. We were captivated with every detail. This whole tour was organized by the tour company. They scheduled our flights, made all of the hotel reservations, provided the transportation, and scheduled our appointments to attend the Palmyra and Nauvoo Temples. We were able to visit many sacred sites and we could feel what the Pioneers must have felt living in the early beginnings of the Church through our guide’s knowledge. Our driver was great, we never worried about our safety & we loved his quick-minded humor. Never a dull moment. The other wonderful thing we loved about this tour- – – We live in Arizona and it was great to start and end our tour in Arizona. Our testimonies have grown tremendously with this tour. We highly recommend this tour. You will love it and you will love Rinda.”

5-Star Rated Review By Jacquelyn Lowell Kevin And Nancy Dandoy

Kevin & Nancy Dandoy
★★★★★

“Over the years I’ve been to a few church history sites, yet I have always wanted to take a more extensive tour that included more of them. That became a reality with Legacy of Faith Tours. I did not have to worry about a thing- all of the logistics were taken care of for me – and I was able to sit back and enjoy an amazing trip from Harmony, PA at the Priesthood Restoration site all the way to Liberty Jail. I learned so much from our knowledgeable guide, Rinda Updike, and enjoyed how she led with enthusiasm and passion. This is a trip that I highly recommend and will always remember.

5-Star Rated Review By Janet McKinney

Janet McKinney
★★★★★

“As well as an amazing trip, the spiritual experience on this tour was overwhelming. The information imparted during the trip was special and delivered with knowledge of the material presented. The whole experience was fantastic!”

5-Star Rated Review By Terri Andrus

Terri Andrus
★★★★★

“We enjoyed touring with Legacy of Faith Tours very much! Rinda is very knowledgeable with church history and shared with us her love for each and every site we visited! We learned so much more about those early saints and their sacrifice. Rinda is kind hearted and a delight to be around. We are blessed to now call her and all who joined on the 2021 tour, friend.”

5-Star Rated Review By Don And Debbie Crandell

Don & Debbie Crandell
★★★★★

“I loved the church history our leader gave at each of the sites. I plan on going again.”

5-Star Rated Review By Peggy Ricks

Peggy Ricks
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About Legacy of Faith Tours

Making Church History A Personal & Spiritual Experience

Rinda Updike describes herself as a “church history nerd”. She was one of the first young sister missionaries called to serve at the Hill Cumorah Historical Sites. While there she compiled the early church history study curriculum for the site sisters. As a student, she spent two years working in the Church History Department at BYU. Rinda has taught early morning and release time seminary in Sacramento, Provo, Spanish Fork, Springville, Chandler and Mesa. She also had the privilege to teach a Church History course at ASU Institute of Religion for a semester. Legacy of Faith Tours has been 20 years in the making; during which Rinda has created many church history tour experiences for friends and family; Rinda also did an apprenticeship run with a Las Vegas Church History tour organization that has been running an incredible for 30 years. Rinda is very grateful and excited to help people experience the Church historical sites that have meant so much to her.

Rinda Updike, Owner And Tour Guide At Legacy Of Faith Tours

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    Our package prices include hotels, airfare, ground transportation, entrance fees, study materials and food (3 meals per day). Gratuities & other incidentals not included.

    These tours are capped at 46 participants each, so seats will go quickly. A deposit of $500 per person plus a $50 reservation fee is due at time of registration. (The $500 per person deposit will be applied to total cost of tour. $50 of deposit and the $50 reservation fee are non-refundable.)

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    FAQs About Our Church History Tours

    We cap each of our tours at 46 participants, so your group must be 46 people or less. Keep in mind that available spots go fast, so if you have a larger size group that wants to remain together, you must move quickly to secure the right number of spots. Please reach out to us if you have any concerns about your reservation!

    Yes, we have a few requirements for people who participate in our church history tours. There is a substantial amount of walking and stair climbing involved on our journey, along with many slopes, uphill and downhill walking, and frequent climbing in and out of vehicles. We need our participants to be able to independently walk the distance of a half mile over uneven ground, without a walker or other human assistance.

    No, you do not! We believe that members of the LDS church will likely benefit more than members of other denominations as they learn the background and journey of the LDS church. However, anyone can have a positive personal and spiritual experience on our Legacy of Faith tours, and we welcome all interested participants regardless of their church background or denomination affiliation.