Pictures Inside the Renovated Raleigh Temple and Open House Begins

Pictures Inside the Renovated Raleigh Temple and Open House Begins

(Feature photo can be found here: Raleigh Temple – Summer Sunset by Dustin Bitter)

After receiving a full renovation, both inside and out, for more than a year and a half, the Raleigh North Carolina Temple is beginning its free public open house today! Saints in the area have been patiently awaiting the re-opening, so those in the area are surely very excited for the rededication that’s scheduled for Sunday, October 13, 2019.

The general public is invited and encouraged to tour the temple during its free open house, which begins today, Saturday, September 21 and runs through September 28, 2019, excluding Sunday, September 22. Reservations are not required to attend the open house. More information can be found on the Church’s website.

The Raleigh Temple was originally dedicated on December 18, 1999, as part of an effort initiated by President Gordon B. Hinckley to construct temples located closer to the worldwide Church members. The temple sits nestled among local forest and evergreen trees in a suburban area roughly 15 miles southwest of the historic colonial city of Raleigh. During the renovations, adjustments to some of the larger exterior features were made during the remodel. For example, the portico was enclosed, and the tower’s steeple now stands 10 feet taller. And of course the overall appearance was completely altered.

Below photos courtesy of Mormon Newsroom.

The Celestial Room of the Renovated Raleigh Temple.
The Baptistry of the Renovated Raleigh Temple.
An Endowment Room in the Renovated Raleigh Temple.
A Sealing Room in the Renovated Raleigh Temple.