Hill Cumorah is the most notable of many hills, or drumlins, in New York
State's Finger Lakes region. The hill figures prominently in events that led to
the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In A.D. 421, Moroni, the last survivor of a great civilization that had
inhabited the Americas since about 600 B.C., buried in this hill a set of gold
plates on which was recorded the history of his people. In 1827, Moroni returned
as an angel and delivered the plates to Joseph Smith, who translated them and
published them as the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ.
Every July, the Hill Cumorah is the site of a spectacular outdoor theatrical production, The Hill Cumorah Pageant, America's Witness for Christ. This show features a cast of over 700 and impressive special effects. It attracts audiences of thousands each night at no charge.
The Hill Cumorah is located four miles south of the village of Palmyra, on