First Look Inside the Hartford Connecticut Temple

News Release from Mormon Newsroom

The public is invited to tour the first temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Connecticut, the Constitution State. The Hartford Connecticut Temple will be open for a free public open house from Friday, September 30 to Saturday, October 22, 2016, excluding October 1 and Sundays. The public can make reservations at templeopenhouse.lds.org.

The temple is located at 2 Central Way in Farmington, on the corner of Route 4 and Melrose Drive. Tours will consist of a 10-minute video presentation followed by a 40-minute walking tour through the temple.

Following the public open house, the temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, November 20. The dedication will be preceded by a cultural celebration featuring music and dance by the local youth of the Church, to be held on the evening of Saturday, November 19, at the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford.

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The Hartford Connecticut Temple is the 155th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the world. It will serve nearly 27,000 Church members in Connecticut, western Rhode Island, western Massachusetts and eastern New York.

A Mormon temple was originally proposed for Hartford in 1992, but this plan was postponed when a suitable site could not be found. In October 2010, Church President Thomas S. Monson announced that a temple would now be built in the area. Construction began with a formal groundbreaking on August 17, 2013.

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