Temple Square — one of Utah’s top tourist attractions — will begin a phased reopening this summer, starting with the Conference Center on June 14, and other buildings to follow, according to a statement Tuesday.
The reopening comes as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues its major renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, which limits access to parts of Temple Square.
The church closed buildings in and around Temple Square in March 2020 to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Here is a schedule for the phased reopening of Temple Square, with additional information about each building from the church’s statement:
The 21,000-seat Conference Center will reopen from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for limited guided and self-guided tours.
The central features of the Conference Center experience are a replica of sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s masterpiece, the ‘Christus’; a cutaway model of the Salt Lake Temple; the 21,000-seat Conference Center auditorium; and premier views of Temple Square and the Salt Lake Temple renovation.
The Conference Center also provides immersive and interactive experiences to understand the history and significance of the Salt Lake Temple. These include an orientation video, a media presentation about the importance of social and religious gatherings, historical artifacts and sacred art galleries.
The Assembly Hall, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, Family History Library and Church History Library will reopen in July.
Assembly Hall and Tabernacle:
The Assembly Hall and Tabernacle will open to the public on July 6 with limited hours (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily). Organ concerts, rehearsals and other concerts will continue to be paused.
Family History Library:
The Family History Library will open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with plans to extend to additional days and hours soon thereafter. See the FamilySearch Newsroom for more information on available services.
Church History Library:
The Church History Library’s reading room will open by appointment on July 6. A limited number of appointments will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. The library will also resume presentations for groups of 25 or fewer. Up-to-date information on operating hours, safety policies and how to schedule a visit can be found on the library’s Plan Your Visit web page. The library will fully reopen to the public on Aug. 2.
The Beehive House, the Church History Museum and additional buildings will reopen in August.
The Beehive House will reopen to the public on Aug. 2. It will be available to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Church History Museum:
The Church History Museum and store will reopen that same day. It will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The following exhibits at the museum will be available: The Heavens Are Opened, Sisters for Suffrage, Mormon Trails, Presidents of the Church, Temples Dot the Earth: Building the House of the Lord (an interactive exhibit for children and families).
The Joseph Smith Memorial Building, the Relief Society Building, and the Lion House openings will be announced at a future date.
What are Temple Square’s safety guidelines?
Visitors are welcome on Temple Square. Face masks are recommended for individuals who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19. These announcements are subject to change due to conditions at the time of opening.