Washington D.C. Temple Public Tours Extended Due to High Demand

The Washington, D.C. Temple of the Church of Latter Day Saints will extend the open house period due to high demand. The temple, commonly referred to as the Mormon temple, was last open to the public almost 50 years ago in 1974 after its initial construction.

The building in Kensington was closed for renovations in 2018. Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were replaced, among other upgrades, but the building mostly preserves its original design.

Open house tours currently are scheduled from April 28 through June 4 and occur from 9 a.m. through 8 p.m. daily (except Sundays). The self-guided tours last about 45 minutes and include a self-guided walk throughout the remodeled interior of the temple. There are more than 150 stairs and comfortable shoes are recommended. Wheelchair and ADA accessibility is available.

Parking on-site during the open house period is limited and requires a time-entry ticket. A shuttle from the Forest Glen Metro Station is also available. Tickets for both on-site parking and the shuttle may be obtained on the Temple’s website.

Following the public open house period, the temple will be rededicated on August 14.


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