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Hill Cumorah Pageant in Palmyra, New York, United States
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The Hill Cumorah Pageant is an outstanding show of biblical proportions, literally and figuratively. The pageant, which is based on the Book of Mormon, features a cast of more than 650 people performing on a ten-level stage, illuminated by 12 lighting towers. The production uses Hollywood special effects and music to tell the story of Joseph Smith receiving knowledge and guidance from the angel Moroni before unearthing the golden plates.
What Makes It Special
The Hill Cumorah Pageant is an extraordinary performance and one of the world's greatest outdoor theatrical productions. The story line begins at about 600 B.C. and narrates about a group of people who left Jerusalem for a land that would be known as America. The performance includes Hollywood special effects (like earthquakes, lightning strikes, erupting volcano), and a costumed cast of over 650 performers most of whom are ordinary people paying their own expenses to come from all over the U.S., Canada, and other countries in order to give their time and talents to the show. It is made by public and free to public, because everyone connected with producing the pageant is a volunteer.
Directions To Destination
The nearest airport to Palmyra (New York) is Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC / KROC). It is located in the suburb of town Gates, southwest of the city of Rochester(New York) on the 390 expressway. The driving distance from Palmyra to Greater Rochester International Airport is 28 miles (46 km) and the trip takes about 30 minutes by car. There are other several airports in the area which can be used. Syracuse Hancock International Airport (70 miles (113 km), 1 hour 15 minutes driving distance), Buffalo Niagara International Airport (95 miles (153 km), 1 hour 30 minutes) and John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) in New York City - international hub for American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. (334 miles (537 km), driving time is about 6 hours).
Best Time To Go
Visitors are welcome any time of the year but the Pageant is held in July, and it is the best time to go. Keep in mind that July is usually hot and humid in the area.
Where To Stay
We recommend: Liberty House Bed & Breakfast (131 West Main St., Palmyra, New York 14522). Rates starting from $89 to $99 (2011) per room per night including full breakfast. Located two blocks to the west of the center of the Palmyra village. Liberty House B&B is small (only 3 rooms) but cozy with beautifully appointed guest rooms. Liberty House is a wonderful example of Victorian architecture and decor.
Visiting performance, sightseeing
Useful Visitor Information and Tips
The Hill Cumorah Pageant performances take place in the first half of July and continue for seven days. The exact dates of the event vary slightly from year to year (check the The Hill Cumorah Pageant official web site for more information).
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Web Sites: Hill Cumorah & Historic Sites