Visitors’ Centers to Remain Open during Oakland, D.C. Temple Renovations

Contributed By Jason Swensen, Church News staff writer

  • 24 February 2017

The exterior of the Oakland Temple Visitors’ Center with the temple in the background. The visitors’ center will remain open while the temple is being renovated.

The visitors’ centers outside the Oakland California Temple and the Washington DC Temple will stay open during the upcoming closures of the two temples.

On Thursday, the First Presidency announced the Oakland and Washington DC Temples would close for renovations. The Oakland Temple will close in February 2018, while the Washington DC Temple is scheduled to close in March 2018.

The Oakland Temple is expected to be completed in 2019, the Washington DC Temple in 2020. Public open houses will be held for both temples before each is rededicated.

The visitors’ centers at both temples are popular sites for people of all backgrounds and will not be affected by the renovations, said Church spokesman Dale Jones.

The Washington DC Temple Visitors’ Center is a popular destination for people of all backgrounds. It will remain open while the temple is renovated.