Centenary Year - A Year of Remembering 'Abdu'l‑Bahá

“…. a haven for the deepest contemplation on spiritual reality and foundational questions of life.”

The Baha’i Writings

Breathe, Reflect, Connect

Every one of us has a soul that longs to connect with its Creator and to contribute to a better world. The Baha’i House of Worship stands as a testament to these purposes, offering a quiet and safe space to go inward and revitalize your sense of purpose in the world.

We are located at 100 Linden Ave in Wilmette, Ill. Parking is available on-site. The CTA Purple Line Linden Station is a few blocks away.

Accessibility information

How can we help you?

Please submit this form for special requests, including:

  • Prayer requests
  • Weddings
  • Arranging a group tour
  • Help with a student project
  • Volunteering

See the House of Worship event calendar here. Admission is always free.

Volunteer Portal

Auditorium

The Temple Auditorium is open to visitors during the following hours:

Daily, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Devotional programs:
Brief programs of prayers and readings (about 15 minutes) are shared in the Auditorium at the following times:

  • Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday through Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    • Sundays at 12:30 p.m. – the program is about 30 minutes and includes a capella singing and a written program on a particular theme.

Spanish devotional programs – on the 1st Sundays of each month at 2:00 p.m., followed at 2:30 p.m. by an informational meeting in Spanish about the Bahá’í Faith in the Welcome Center presentation room.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is open to visitors during the following hours:

  • Wed., 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Thurs. – Sun., 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    (The Welcome Center and Bookshop are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.)

The Welcome Center Bookshop is open:

  • Wednesday. 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    (The Bookshop closes one hour earlier than the Welcome Center.)

We regret that restrooms are not available on the House of Worship property when the Welcome Center is closed. 

Upcoming Event

Devotional Programs will be held in the Auditorium of the Temple for the following Holy Days:

Birth of the Bab, Saturday, November 6th
7:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Birth of Baha’u’llah, Sunday, November 7th
7:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Day of the Covenant, Thursday, Nov. 25th (Thanksgiving Day)
7:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Ascension of ʻAbdu’l-Baha, Saturday, Nov. 27th (100th Anniversary)
1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

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There is no clergy in the Baha’i Faith and no sermons or speeches are given in the Auditorium. Excerpts from scripture are pre-selected by the House of Worship staff and read aloud by local community members.

Man Speaking

People Praying

The Baha’i Faith teaches that every individual can investigate religious and spiritual truth. During your visit, you are free to explore the Baha’i Faith’s unifying teachings, including the oneness of humanity, the common threads among all major religions, and the connection between the human spirit and the betterment of the world.

Man Reading

The Fireside Room

Being Mindful in this Sacred Space

Guidelines: Shoes and shirts are required. Modest dress is recommended. Guide dogs and other service dogs are the only animals permitted. Please secure bicycles to the racks provided before entering the grounds.

Photography: Group photography requires prior permission. Fashion, modeling or commercial photography is not permitted. Photography of any kind is not permitted in the Auditorium.

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