Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem, Jerusalem

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Located within an ancient citadel, Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem displays 4,000 years of Jerusalem's history. The museum inhabits several rooms in the ancient fortification dating back to the Hasmonean dynasty that were rebuilt and expanded over millennia. Move through the rooms successively, as they exhibit Jerusalem as it changed chronologically through different time periods and empires' reigns. Climb the tower's ramparts for views over the citadel and the Old City. At night you can attend the sound and light show that illuminates the walls in the courtyard outside. By using our Jerusalem trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem and other attractions in Jerusalem.
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  • Very interesting and atmospheric place near Jaffa gates ! Must see for all history lovers! Nice experience for me and my family! In the evening on the walls you can enjoy light show . Very beautiful.....  more »
  • This museum hosts a variety of items between the old well maintained ruins of david's citadel. during our visit we saw 3 exhibitions- the kishle (which is a stunning old fortress with rich history...  more »
  • We spent a whole morning here and enjoyed reading about the different periods of history and viewing the great displays. We started with the free guided tour and then wandered around on our own after....  more »
  • The Tower of David gives its visitors a great sense of history during the Ottoman Empire. You can walk around the walls outside. Inside you can view a pictorial history of the era.
  • We were to the night spectacular show and it was very well organized. We were with our daughters, 10 and 5 years old, and they were hypnotized by the show. Very recommended.
  • The top of the tower is a fantastic place to view the old city. Go while the sun is behind you when looking at the city. Great views and photos. The museum spaces are small and somewhat disconnected but do tell the basic story of the city.
  • It was a wonderful show... Very artistic...would have wanted more history but still it did not disappoint!!
  • A must visit in Jerusalem. It's interesting to see the layers of history at this location. I recommend get the ticket for the light show at night as well.

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