Wilmette, Illinois: Bahai House of Worship

Everyone is welcome to wander around this huge structure, supposedly one of only seven in the world.

Baha'i House of Worship for the North American Continent

Address:
100 Linden Ave., Wilmette, IL
Directions:
From I-94 go east on Lake St. for several blocks until it runs into Sheridan Rd. Turn right onto Sheridan Rd. After a half-mile, turn right onto Linden Ave. Clearly visible from Sheridan Rd.
Hours:
Visitor Center: daily 10 am - 5 pm; Auditorium daily 6 am - 10 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
847-853-2300
Admission:
Free.
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Bahai House of Worship

When I was a kid we called this, "The Lace Building." It's the only Bahai House of Worship in the U.S., and it's on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens are lovely. It is full of symbolism, open to the public, and very enchanting.

[Susan Dunn, 09/10/2016]

Baha'i Temple.

Bahai House of Worship

This amazing temple is both huge and beautiful. It is the headquarters for the Baha'i House of Worship for the North American Continent. It is one of only seven such temples in the world. It is surrounded by fountains and colorful gardens. You do not have to be a member of the faith to tour the grounds or enter the structure. They are doing some construction on the outside of the structure so some of the gardens are closed.

[Chris Kee, 07/22/2009]

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