The public open house runs Saturday, March 25, through Saturday, April 15, excluding Sundays and the April 1-2 weekend for April 2023 general conference. The first daily tours begin at 9 a.m. and the last tours start at 8 p.m. local time.
All ages are invited. The free tours include a short video and then a walking tour and lasts about 50 minutes. It is wheelchair accessible; and comfortable shoes and modest dress are also recommended, according to the open house information.
Tours on the Saturdays — March 25, April 8 and April 15 — are currently all reserved.
Located on 10915 Staples Mill Road in Glen Allen, the temple is a two-story building of a little more than 36,000 square feet. A 16,000-square-foot meetinghouse also was built on the property adjacent to the temple.
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, will dedicate the Richmond temple on Sunday, May 7.
President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Richmond, Virginia in April 2018 general conference, with ground broken two years later in April 2020. It will be the first temple in the state, which is home to more than 96,000 Latter-day Saints in over 215 congregations.
The new temple will serve Latter-day Saints from Virginia, the eastern part of West Virginia and the northeastern part of North Carolina.
Other temple open houses
Public open house dates have been announced for the Columbus Ohio Temple from April 29 to May 13, 2023, prior to the Sunday, June 4, rededication by President M. Russell Ballard, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
For the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, the open house is April 15 to July 8 prior to the Aug.13 dedication by President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency.
Information about tour reservations will be available on reservations.ChurchofJesusChrist.org when it’s available.
Editor’s note: The assigned presiding Church leader has been updated on Feb. 21, 2023.