The Historic
Founding Church of Scientology

The original Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, D.C., stands as a fully restored historic landmark at 1812 19th Street NW.

L. Ron Hubbard established the Founding Church on July 4, 1955 to centralize communications and coordinate a burgeoning network of groups and forming Churches on five continents. As the Founding Church’s first Executive Director, it was here Mr. Hubbard established organizational policy and developed spiritual technology that laid the foundations for the global Scientology movement.

After careful restoration, the Founding Church exists today exactly as it did when Mr. Hubbard served as its Executive Director. Through original artifacts, informative displays and photo galleries, the building tells the remarkable story of the dawn of a worldwide religion.

The historic Founding Church is open daily for tours.

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