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 April 21, 2024, at 6:00 P.M. for this unique Why I Believe Fireside with Howard and Heather McKeon. Heather is currently serves as the DC South Director of Interfaith Outreach, and Howard is serving as the 1st Counselor in the Washington DC YSA South Stake Presidency.

All are invited, so please bring along those who would enjoy this evening. This fireside will be in English. Interpretations in Spanish, French, Chinese, or ASL are available only if the Visitors’ Center senior missionaries are given a 48-hour notice in advance. Please send an email to wdcvisitorscenter@gmail.com for language accommodations.


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.