Martin Harris Farm

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ABOUT THE MARTIN HARRIS FARM

The homestead of the man who helped finance the printing of the Book of Mormon

Activities & Features

  • Cobblestone home construction.
  • Historic Farm.

* Not open for tours

Address

Martin Harris Farm
2095 Maple Ave
Palmyra, NY 14522
Directions

History

In 1813, at the age of 30, Martin Harris acquired 320 acres of his father's farm just north of Palmyra, where he prospered and was active in community affairs. When Joseph Smith, Jr. translated the record that became the Book of Mormon, Harris was one of his first scribes and helped pay expenses. He also mortgaged part of his farm to pay for the book's publication, and he was one of the witnesses who bore testimony of the divinity of the book.
An 1850 Erie Canal lake-stone home is now located on the site of the original Martin Harris home.
The Martin Harris Farm is located in the Town of Palmyra.

Additional Photos

Media Library for the Martin Harris Farm







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