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Kirtland Temple Visitor Center and Museum

The Kirtland Temple is located in Kirtland, Ohio, USA.

The Sites

Kirtland Temple

From 1831 to 1838, Kirtland, Ohio, was a bustling community and headquarters of an energetic new religious movement under the leadership of Joseph Smith, Jr. With great determination and sacrifice, Joseph Smith and his followers constructed a "House of the Lord," that would act as the center of community life for worship, education, and leadership. Although the majority of the Latter Day Saints left Kirtland in 1838, a small number in the community remained behind preserving and maintaining the temple. 

Kirtland Temple is owned and operated by Community of Christ and continues to be used as a house of worship, education, and leadership. Whether on a tour, in a class, or sharing in worship, all are invited to experience the Kirtland Temple.

Spiritual Formation Center

The Spiritual Formation Center is a place of worship, formation, and praxis. Participants worship in the chapel or in the Temple. In the Temple worshipers experience four-corners ministry that was practiced in the 1830s that would include prayer and testimony, the sacraments of communion and administration, preaching, and hymn singing. The formation center offers classes in prayer, discernment, meditation, group spiritual direction, and other topics.  

Plan Your Visit

Explore the Kirtland Temple in Kirtland, Ohio, USA. 



January to April

Monday to Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (tours at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.)
Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (tours at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.)
Closed Memorial Day

June to October
Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed 4 July

Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, and Thanksgiving

Wednesday to Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Monday, Tuesday, and 23 to 31 December


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