“…. 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.

Please visit when it is again safe to do so

The Bahá’í House of Worship and Welcome Center are closed until further notice, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The gardens are open and you are welcome to visit. Please practice current CDC safety guidelines while in the gardens.

It is located at 100 Linden Ave in Wilmette, IL, a few miles north of Chicago. Parking is available on-site. The Linden Station on the CTA Purple Line is a few blocks away.

Weddings and tours are not being held at this time.

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.

Auditorium

The Auditorium, upstairs, is closed until further notice.
The gardens are open. You are welcome to visit the gardens. Please follow social distancing guidelines in the gardens.

Welcome Center

Welcome Center is closed until further notice.
The gardens are open. You are welcome to visit the gardens. Please follow social distancing guidelines in the gardens.

Upcoming Event

All planned programs and activities in person have been suspended until further notice.
Sign up for the House of Worship eNewsletter or check this site for virtual programs and updates.

What to Expect
in the Auditorium

The Bahá’í House of Worship is closed and all organized activities are suspended until further notice. This includes: Daily Devotions, holy day programs, weddings, and all other in-person gatherings.
All public restrooms on the property are closed until further notice.

The Gardens are open. Please practice current CDC safety guidelines.

Join us on Zoom for virtual daily devotional programs held at 12:30 p.m. Central time.

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.

The Baha’i House of Worship choir is on hiatus while the House of Worship is closed.

Man Speaking

People Praying

Welcome Center is closed

Our Welcome Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You are welcome to visit the beautiful gardens surrounding the Temple.

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

 

The Welcome Center is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You are welcome to visit the beautiful gardens surrounding the Temple.

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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