General Tour

Our General Tour last one hour.  It starts with a short video at the Visitor Center.  Following the video, historic interpreters lead a forty to fifty minute walking tour through the Temple. Visitors explore the upper and lower courts of the Temple, while learning about the construction and multiple uses of the temple by the 1830’s Latter Day Saint community.

A Preservation Fee of $7.00 per person, ages 8 and up, is requested at the beginning of the tour. Preservation Passes are provided at the Kirtland Temple Visitor Center. All proceeds go to the ongoing preservation of the Kirtland Temple.

Tour Times: Whenever we're open, tours leave from the Visitor Center once an hour, on the half hour.  The exception is that we do not have a 12:30 tour (because we break for lunch).



If you have a group of 15 or more, please use this form to make a reservation.  We will contact you to confirm your reservation.

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Group tours are held at the top of the hour

Basement to Bell Tower Tour

Climb into the crawl spaces on either side of the vaulted ceilings.  Wander down into the basement and view the stone pillars and log supports.  Climb up the narrow, winding stairs of the belfry.  Weather permitting, open the door of the bell tower, and peak out at the scenery from the top of the Temple. 

This is our signature specialty tour.  The Preservation Fee for this Tour is $200 for 1-4 participants, $250 for 5 participants, and $300 for 6 participants.  Maximum group size is 6.  All proceeds go to the ongoing preservation of the Kirtland Temple.

It lasts 2-3 hours.  We highly recommend that you wear clothes that can get dirty, and shoes that are good for scrambling. 

To book the Basement to Bell Tower tour, email us at  We normally hold this tour on Saturdays, but it's possible to book it with enough notice on other days of the week.