Harrisburg Pennsylvania Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; groundbreaking not announced
Announcement:2 April 2023
Site:5.36 acres | 2.2 hectares
Total Floor Area:20,000 square feet | 1,858 square meters
Elevation:493 feet | 150 meters
The Harrisburg Pennsylvania Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
An official rendering of the Harrisburg Pennsylvania Temple has not yet been released to the public.
On October 30, 2023, the location of the Harrisburg Pennsylvania Temple was announced as a 5.36-acre site located at 605 Rutherford Road in Harrisburg. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 20,000 square feet.1
On April 2, 2023, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Harrisburg Pennsylvania Temple at the April 2023 General Conference. It was the third temple announced for the state. Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania, is found in the Susquehanna Valley in south-central Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple was dedicated in September 2016 by President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency. At the time of the announcement, the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple was under construction and Pennsylvania had more than 52,000 Church members in over 100 congregations. The state was host to many significant events in the early days of the Church. Much of the Book of Mormon was translated in the town of Harmony, and the first members of the Church were baptized in the Susquehanna River in May 1829.2
- "Three New Temple Sites Announced in the US and Europe," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 30 Oct. 2023.
- "The Church of Jesus Christ Will Build 15 New Houses of the Lord," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 2 Apr. 2023.