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Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

The center will reopen to the public Friday, June 17 daily. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturdays and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays. The Visitor’s Center is open year-round with exhibits, activities, and events that are family friendly, free of charge, and open to the public.

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In-person tours of the interior of the Washington D.C. Temple officially ended on June 11, 2022, but there are still many ways to see the temple. You can take a 360 Degree Virtual Tour of the interior here, take the Virtual Tour here, or view pictures of the temple interior here. Beginning June 20th, you can enjoy the Washington D.C. Temple Grounds and Visitor’s Center where you can enjoy numerous interactive exhibits, an inspiring reproduction of the Christus statue, and educational seminars and concerts offered throughout the year. Admission is always free. At Christmastime, the grounds are set aglow during the Festival of Lights, which offers nightly concerts, a life-size nativity scene, and international nativity displays. Subscribe to our newsletter be the first to know about our latest events. 

Yes! Click here for virtual tour of the Washington D.C. Temple led by Elder and Sister Stevenson and Elder and Sister Renlund.

This sacred building was often called the “Mormon Temple.”  However, in 2018, the Prophet and President of the Church, Russell M. Nelson, offered correction to any inaccurate name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including improper reference to the “Mormon Church.”  Mormon was a great prophet, whom we honor, but the Church was named after our Savior Jesus Christ. The correct name of the Church is: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Thus, the proper name of the Temple is the “Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” 

The reference to “saints” in the name of the Church references the Apostle Paul’s use for people who try to follow Jesus Christ’s teachings.

The Visitors’ Center will reopen on June 17, 2022. 

Yes! At Christmastime, the grounds are set aglow during the Festival of Lights, which offers nightly concerts, a life-size nativity scene, and international nativity displays.

Visit our About page to learn all about why temples are built and what happens inside. 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been building temples since the 1830s. Latter-day Saint temples are considered houses of God, a place of holiness and peace separate from the preoccupations of the world. They provide a place where Church members make formal promises and commitments to God. They are also the place where the highest sacraments of the faith occur — the marriage of couples and the “sealing” of families for eternity.

Learn more on the About page.

We are pleased to announce that the temple will reopen for regular services on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. 
 

The rededication will take place on Sunday, August 14, 2022 in three sessions: 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.. Tickets for the rededication will be dispersed through local wards and branches. A temple recommend will be required.

If you have additional questions, please write us at [email protected].  We will respond as quickly as possible, and within 24 hours.  

If you have any additional questions, please reach out to us at [email protected]

Location

Standing on the sprawling grounds about 10 miles North of the United States Capitol, the gold-spired Washington D.C. Temple is a well-known landmark along the Capital Beltway in Kensington, Maryland.

Sharing the 57.4-acre wooded site are the Washington D.C. Stake Center and the beautiful Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center, which is currently closed due to COVID-19 and preparations for the Temple Open House.  When the Visitors’ Center opens after the Temple is Rededicated, it has numerous interactive exhibits, an inspiring reproduction of the Christus statue, and educational seminars and concerts offered throughout the year. Admission is always free. At Christmastime, the grounds are set aglow during the Festival of Lights, which offers nightly concerts, a life-size nativity scene, and international nativity displays.

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