Visitors' Center

9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland

All events are held in the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center, a beautiful companion to the Washington D.C. Temple. This peaceful site on a 52-acre hilltop is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Contact the visitors’ center at (301) 587-0144 for a full schedule of events.



Jesus Christ

The highlight of the visitors’ center is the Christus, a magnificent 11-foot statue of the Savior. His outstretched hands and peaceful, loving countenance bring to mind His famous words: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

The Temple

Tall windows provide spectacular views of the temple. Exhibits nearby explain the purpose of temples and the construction of the Washington D.C. Temple.


God has called prophets throughout the ages and given them authority to teach and act in His name. God has called a prophet today. Interactive exhibits teach of ancient and modern prophets.

The Book of Mormon

Explore the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in the Book of Mormon, and hear other people’s experiences with its teachings.

The Church and Its Members

A variety of interactive exhibits allows guests to learn about individual Church members and missionaries, the importance of the family, and the Church’s humanitarian aid throughout the world.



The visitors’ center has five theaters for concerts, firesides, and other events held each month. Church films are also shown in each theater. All seating is free and by general admission.