Updated Washington D.C. Temple Open House & Rededication Dates for 2022
Feature photo by Alan Fullmer can be found here – Washington DC Temple – Reflections Into Eternity
The Washington D.C. Temple was originally set to be rededicated in 2020. But as everyone in the world is aware, Covid-19 happened, causing the open house and rededication to be postponed until an unknown time. But today the time has finally come when the new dates were announced! The rededication of the Washington D.C. Temple will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022, in three sessions. Prior to the rededication, a free public open house will be held from April 28 through June 4 (except for Sundays). A youth devotional is also scheduled for the evening prior to rededication, on Saturday, June 18.
“This is a great occasion for us to open the doors of the temple for our friends, members of the Washington, D.C., community, people and partners of all faiths and backgrounds to come and join us and to experience the beauty and peace that is the temple of the Lord,” said Aaron Sherinian, director of media for the temple open house committee.
The temple closed in March 2018 to begin the renovations. Mechanical, electrical, plumbing and lighting systems throughout the 160,000-square-foot structure have been refreshed, in addition to other work done to refurbish and renovate the temple. Areas of the grounds surrounding the temple have also been updated.
Dan Holt, project manager for the Washington D.C. Temple renovation project, said the inside of the temple maintains its same midcentury motif with an added “21st-century flair” to make it “more maintainable, more modern and really relevant for today.”
“Our hope,” Holt added, “is that both the design of the building and the materials and equipment that we put in are going to last another 50 to 100 years—and do so efficiently and effectively.”
During the open house next spring, everyone who can visit will have the opportunity to go inside and experience the beauty and spirit found in the temple. Everyone can have an individual experience that will help them feel the love of God. People are invited to make plans now to join us for this unique experience to tour first-hand a place that so many hold dear.
“I hope when people come, they will feel the warmth of a place dedicated to God,” said Anne Golightly, chair of the temple open house public affairs committee. “There is a light there. There’s a feeling of hope.”
“The Washington D.C. Temple open house is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come and see for yourself what takes place inside these sacred spaces,” said Anne Golightly, local public affairs director for the Church. “We want everyone to feel welcome. All are invited to feel the peace of this place, to feel the presence of God and to learn more about why and how we as a community seek to follow Jesus Christ.”
As we get closer to the open house dates, free reservation tickets will be made available online.
Official renderings were released last year, which you can see below: