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Washington D.C. Temple Renovation Progressing on Schedule

It's been over a year since the Washington D.C. Temple closed for a major renovation of the interior, exterior, and grounds. Over the past several months, the parking lots have been refreshed, some trees have been removed, new water lines have been installed, and refurbishment of the stained glass, exterior marble, and spire panels continues. Work is also progressing on the interior including upgrades to the elevators. Crews are uplifted by weekly devotionals and treats provided by local members. The temple is anticipated to be completed in the latter half of 2020.

Repairing the Spires of the Washington D.C. Temple

The sparkling gold spires of the Washington D.C. Temple are undergoing needed repairs as renovation work continues on the 1970s structure. Scaffolding can be seen along one end of the temple where long panes of stained glass are located. The temple has been closed for about six months.

Washington D.C. Temple to Close for Renovation

An extensive renovation has been announced for the Washington D.C. Temple, which will close in March 2018 and reopen for operation in 2020. A public open house, cultural celebration, and rededication service will precede the reopening. The temple was dedicated in 1974.

Musical Talent on Display at Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center

Enjoy outstanding musical talent at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center this Christmas Season including Broadway Star Sandra Turley who performs tonight at 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00 p.m.

New Stakes in D.C. District

On Sunday, April 15, two new stakes were organized in the Washington D.C. Temple District: the Buena Vista Virginia YSA Stake—the first YSA stake created outside of Utah and Idaho; and the Dover Delaware Stake—the second stake created in the state of Delaware, following the Wilmington Delaware Stake created in 1974.

Festival of Lights at the Washington D.C. Temple

The 34th Annual Festival of Lights continues at the Washington D.C. Temple with its nightly performances, international créche exhibit, and stellar light display. It is a spiritually thrilling celebration of the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Pointing the Way to the Washington D.C. Temple

After years of persistence and patience, highway signs have now been added that point the way to the Washington D.C. Temple. The temple and visitors' center complex is a Capital Beltway landmark that attracts over half a million people of every culture and religion each year.

Washington D.C. Temple Prepares for 32nd Annual Festival of Lights

The grounds of the Washington D.C. Temple will be set aglow this Friday, December 4, with the colors of Christmas, following a 32-year tradition known as the Festival of Lights. The festival features nightly performances and numerous trees and crèches on display.

Washington D.C. Temple Closes for Several Days

The Washington D.C. Temple closed for several days due to a water main break in the parking lot that did no damage to the temple but did shut off water and heat to the building. The temple permanently reopens on Tuesday, October 20.
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators
Washington D.C. Temple
16th operating temple; closed for renovation; exterior wall grout and stained-glass window repair continues; working on elevators