There basically are no restrictions for non-commercial photographers. However, any photo or video activity that will be used in a commercial way (like by a wedding photographer) will need to be cleared ahead of time with the Site Director.
At the Smith Farm, there is designated bus parking on the gravel lot north of the Welcome Center.
At the Whitmer Farm there is designated parking along both the East and West side of the parking lot in the front of the Visitors’ Center, or in the rear.
At the Book of Mormon Publication Site, Passengers should be dropped off at the rear of the building and the buses moved to the lower lot just north of the building.
Parking is available in front of the Hill Cumorah Visitors’ Center.
It depends on the size of your group and whether it’s Pageant time or not.
Generally you should plan on about an hour at each site. Any group larger than about 50 will take longer.
Remember to figure in bus-loading time and travel time between sites for your schedule.
During Pageant weeks, you will be competing with many other people and tours, so plan for a longer time.