Welcome to the Washington DC Temple Visitors' Center

Come explore the interactive visitors' center, enjoy the peaceful temple grounds, and attend free community events hosted throughout the year, including the Festival of Lights.


Please join us in person or virtually via Facebook Live on June 16, 2024, at 6:00 PM for this unique Why I Believe Fireside centered on Jesus Christ and His restored gospel. All are invited, so please bring along those who would enjoy this evening.

Sharing events from his undergraduate years, Tun Chin’s early years as an adult convert, and experiences as a bishop, stake president, and sealer in the Washington DC Temple, Tun traces how he was prepared for the building of the foundation and then the enhancement of his firm testimony that Jesus is the Christ. Come and feel inspired with us on May 19 at 6:00 PM!


Learn and Explore

Events at the Visitors' Center

Distribution Center

You can get Church materials and clothing at the distribution center. There is a large selection of Bibles, copies of the Book of Mormon, and Triple Combinations. We also have hymn books, “Come Follow Me” and self-reliance manuals, children’s story books, Church magazines, small pictures, and more.

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The Washington D.C. Temple

The Washington D.C. Temple was the first Latter-day Saint temple to be built on the East Coast of the United States. Completed in 1974, it is the third-largest temple in the world.

Visitors from all over the world come to this sacred site for its beauty and religious significance. Members of the Church gather inside the temple for sacred religious ceremonies that bring them closer to God, while tourists come to view the temple grounds and enjoy the Visitors’ Center. There is something for everyone at the Washington D.C. Temple.