“Washington Temple Dedication, Tours Planned,” Ensign, Sept. 1974, 95
Dedicatory services for the new Washington Temple will be conducted Tuesday through Friday, November 19 through 22, under the direction of President Spencer W. Kimball.
Nine dedicatory services are scheduled, beginning at 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, and at 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, November 20 through 22.
Free public tours of the temple will begin Tuesday, September 17, and will continue through Saturday, October 26. Tours are scheduled daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. except Sundays and Mondays. On Mondays during that period, special tour groups will be conducted.
The week of September 9 through 14 is reserved for special tours by invitation only, according to the First Presidency. Included in the special tours will be government leaders, international representatives, religious and educational leaders, and representatives of state and local governments and business and trade associations. Neighbors of the temple in Kensington, Maryland, will be guests on Saturday, September 14.
Until the tours begin, the construction site will be closed to the public, added the First Presidency.