Harrisburg Pennsylvania Temple
In his closing remarks at the 193rd Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct a temple in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Harrisburg Pennsylvania Temple is the third temple announced in the state of Pennsylvania. Missionaries first arrived in Washington in 1854. Today, the state is home to more than 280,000 Latter-day Saints in nearly 525 wards and branches.
Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania, is found in the Susquehanna Valley in south-central Pennsylvania. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple was dedicated in September 2016 by President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency. The Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple has been under construction since August 2021.
Pennsylvania is home to more than 52,000 Latter-day Saints in more than 100 congregations. The state was host to many significant events in the early days of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Much of the Book of Mormon was translated in the town of Harmony, and the first members of the Church were baptized in the Susquehanna River in May 1829.
The Harrisburg Pennsylvania Temple is projected to be a single-story edifice of approximately 20,000 square feet, to be built on a 5.36-acre site at 605 Rutherford Road, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania.