Family outside the Salt Lake Temple

Salt Lake Temple

Revel in the beauty and history of the temple.

This magnificent granite structure was constructed over a period of 40 years, from the laying of the cornerstones on April 6, 1853 to the dedication on April 6, 1893. Although it was the first one under construction, the Salt Lake Temple was the fourth temple to be completed in Utah. The walls at the base of the temple are nine feet thick, and six feet thick at the top.

Although the Salt Lake Temple is not open for tours, you can stroll around the grounds and stop in the South Visitors’ Center to see a scale model of the temple. There, you can explore the beautiful rooms of the temple with interactive displays.