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All activities are family friendly and open to all. The temple grounds are a sacred place. We love to laugh, smile, and have fun. We ask that the temple grounds be treated with kindness and respect. For more information about expected behavior and policies, click here.

Entering the temple itself is reserved only for members with an active temple recommend (more details here).

Free Tours

Tour the Visitors' Center and Temple Grounds

Enjoy a guided tour with one of our friendly volunteers. On the tour, you’ll get an inside look on the best views, explore the grounds, be guided through interactive displays, and have an amazing experience with Thorvaldsen’s Christus.


Interactive Exhibits & Displays

Enjoy interactive exhibits that are fun and family friendly. Each exhibit helps families learn about God’s Plan, Prayer, and other uplifting experiences.
In addition to exhibits, there are videos for families to enjoy. Videos and interactive exhibits are available in multiple languages.

Art & Murals

Learn About Christ Through Art

Follow Christ’s life through paintings in the building, and interact with exciting exhibits. Reflect on the majesty and wonder of God’s creations and ponder the invitation of the outstretched arms of Thorvaldsen’s Christus, a magnificent 11-foot statue of the Savior.

Curated Gardens

Explore the Gardens

The Washington D.C Temple sits atop a 52-acre hilltop with woods, specimen trees, and beautiful flower gardens.
The gardens are intended to be a peaceful place for resting, pondering, and leisurely walks.

Inspiring Views

Gain Perspective

The Washington D.C. Temple rises magnificently against the sky, either in the daylight sun or when illuminated at night. Enjoy the peace of the gardens, the flowing fountain, and the inspiring views.


Capture the Moment

Stunning architecture, beautiful gardens, and flowing fountains make the Washington D.C. Temple perfect for photography. Photographers are welcome to use the grounds for photoshoots. There is no entrance fee or photography fee.

Take a Tour

Take a guided tour with one of our friendly volunteers. On the tour, you’ll get an inside look at the best views, enjoy the peaceful reflection pool and fountains, be guided through interactive displays, and have an unforgettable experience with Thorvaldsen’s Christus.

Learn the best places for selfies and photo shots, the top 3 views of the Temple, and the hidden gems of the Washington D.C. Temple.

Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center


9900 Stoneybrook Dr. 
Kensington, MD 20895

Contact Us

Phone : + 1 301 587 0144

Our Hours

MON-SAT 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

SUNDAY 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Clean restrooms are available in the Visitors’ Center. Free Parking.

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