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Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Review

The Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is impossible to miss from the Beltway near Silver Spring. One of its white towers is topped with a golden statue of the Mormon angel Moroni. It's closed to non-Mormons, but a visitor center provides a lovely view of the mammoth white-marble temple and runs a film about prophet Joseph Smith and an interactive exhibit hall. Tulips, dogwoods, and azaleas bloom in the 56-acre grounds each spring. In December locals of all faiths enjoy the Festival of Lights—650,000 of them—and Nativity scenes.

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  • Address: 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington, MD 20895 | Map It
  • Phone: 301/587–0144
  • Hours: Grounds and visitor center daily 10–9
  • Location: Kensington

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