This is the second temple in New England. Temples are different from the churches where anyone is welcome. Only Mormons who show identification can enter the temple after it is dedicated. The temple is a scared place for ordinances of wedding, baptisms and a place of higher learning. One must wear white upon entering.
This 32,000+ square foot temple is located on 11 acres. Constructed of 13,000 pieces of hand carved white granite from China, it is built to last one hundred years or more.
This is a Celestial Room. The chandelier in Farmington is much more amazing than this one pictured below. It is a 9500 piece crystal chandelier--so awesome.
The grounds are beautifully landscaped.
I highly recommend anyone of any faith taking the opportunity to tour this amazing structure if only for the architecture which is breathtaking. Tours will run through October 23, after that the general public will never be allowed to enter again, so if you are not Mormon, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
If you are going to view just the architecture, they don't explain much of the details that I have included in this blog. I did some internet research. The price tag seems to be a secret, but I did see someone quote 60 million dollars. I actually think that may be a low estimate. One Mormon there stated that they didn't know the cost but that it was worth more than whatever the dollar amount was. That is how sacred this is to them. You can sign up for a tour, which takes about an hour, by logging onto their website. It was an interesting and jaw dropping tour.