Open-house reservations available for the Layton Utah Temple

The public open house will run from Friday, April 19, to Saturday, June 1, excluding Sundays; reservations are recommended

Reservations are now available online to tour the Layton Utah Temple during the public open house via

The public open house will run from Friday, April 19, through Saturday, June 1, excluding Sundays. Reservations, which are recommended, are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The free tour includes a brief video overview and walking tour through the temple. Comfortable shoes and modest dress are recommended. The walking tour will last approximately one hour.

Attendees are asked to park at one of the three Layton area meetinghouses — at 125 Chapel St., 789 Wasatch Drive or 380 Fairfield Road — and then take a shuttle to the temple for the tour. (Parking at 380 Fairfield Road will be available evenings and on Saturday the last week of the open house.) Please allow about 30 minutes prior to your appointment for parking and the shuttle.

The Layton Utah Temple.
The Layton Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023. | Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

After a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is built or has undergone an extensive renovation, it is opened for public tours prior to being dedicated or rededicated. After the dedication or rededication, Church members with temple recommends can enter to perform sacred ordinances.

The Layton Utah Temple will be dedicated by Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on Sunday, June 16, 2024, with two sessions, scheduled for 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. local time. The sessions will be broadcast to all congregations in the Layton temple district.

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About the Layton Utah Temple

Church President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Layton, Utah, on Sunday, April 1, 2018, one of the seven temples announced at the concluding session of the April 2018 general conference. The seven were the first President Nelson announced after becoming President of the Church in January of that year.

The temple site — identified publicly on July 15, 2019 — is an 11.87-acre parcel in southeast Layton at the intersection of Oak Hills Drive and North Rosewood Lane. The street address is 1400 E. Oak Hills Drive.

On Oct. 8, 2019, an exterior rendering of the Layton Utah Temple was released, showing the projected three-story building of 87,000 square feet with two attached end spires and an Angel Moroni statue.

A small-scale groundbreaking ceremony was conducted May 23, 2020, one of the first held with attendance restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

People sit in red chairs in groups of two to three that are spread out over a grassy field. A man speaks at a pulpit with a rendering of the Layton Utah Temple nearby with a row of golden-colored shovels during the temple groundbreaking ceremony, conducted Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Layton Utah.
The Layton Utah Temple groundbreaking ceremony, conducted Saturday, May 23, 2020, in Layton Utah, was a small-scale event video-recorded to be shown to local Church members on May 30, 2020. | Credit: Scott Taylor

Temples in Utah

Layton is one of 28 total temples in operation, under construction, under renovation or in planning in Utah, home of the Church’s world headquarters and nearly 2.2 million Latter-day Saints.

Houses of the Lord in Utah that are operating are the Bountiful, Brigham City, Cedar City, Draper, Jordan River, Logan, Monticello, Mount Timpanogos, Ogden, Oquirrh Mountain, Orem, Payson, Provo, Provo City Center, Red Cliffs, Saratoga Springs, St. George and Vernal temples. The Salt Lake and Manti temples are under renovation, along with the reconstruction of the Provo Utah Rock Canyon Temple.

The Manti temple is scheduled for rededication on April 21 and the Taylorsville Utah Temple is completed and scheduled for dedication on June 2. (See below for open house information.)

Other temples under construction in Utah are the Deseret Peak, Ephraim, Heber Valley, Lindon, Smithfield and Syracuse.

Recent and upcoming temple open houses

Other recently concluded, ongoing and announced temple open houses include:

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