| 28 April 2022 Washington, D.C, USA

Washington D.C. Temple Open House

The Washington D.C. Temple at dusk, July 2021.2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The public open house for the renovated Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begins April 28 and will be extended as needed. No tours are given on Sundays.

Open house ticket information is available at DCTemple.org.

The rededication events originally scheduled for September, October and December of 2021 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The open house will mark the first time the public will be able to tour the temple — the first Latter-day Saint edifice built in the eastern United States — since its 1974 dedication.

There will be no youth devotional on Saturday, August 13. The three sessions of the rededication on Sunday, August 14, will be broadcast to Latter-day Saint meetinghouses within the Washington D.C. Temple district.

The temple closed for renovations in 2018 to update mechanical and electrical systems, refresh finishes and furnishing and improve the grounds. The temple, the Church’s 16th in operation, was announced in 1968 and was dedicated six years later by President Spencer W. Kimball.

The original public open house of the Washington D.C. Temple was attended by 758,328 guests, including Betty Ford, wife of then–U.S. president Gerald Ford. These tours resulted in over 75,000 missionary referrals.

The 160,000-square-foot temple sits on 52 acres and serves 123,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington, D.C.; Pennsylvania; Virginia; West Virginia; and Maryland. It is located in Kensington, Maryland, 10 miles north of the United States Capitol.

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