Billy Graham Library, Charlotte

4.7
Billy Graham Library charts the evangelical minister's rise to worldwide fame through interactive, multimedia exhibits and memorabilia. All of which is housed inside of a 3,720 sq m (40,000 sq ft) barn that served as Graham’s home for most of his youth. You can explore the reconstruction of the Graham family home, which includes many original elements. Take time to reflect in the memorial prayer garden and peruse Ruth’s Attic, a bookstore dedicated to Graham’s late wife. Milkshakes, ice cream and sandwiches are served in the nostalgic Dairy Bar cafe, styled to look like a barn reminiscent of Graham’s farm-based childhood. Plan to visit Billy Graham Library and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Charlotte attractions using our Charlotte road trip app .
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  • Was nice to see the home, graves and library. Nicely done and I'm sure Billy had a lot of insight into how it was to be set up. His goal- to lead as many to Christ as possible. We got to see some of h...  more »
  • I recently visited the Billy Graham Library with a friend during a reunion weekend in Charlotte . We hadn’t seen each other in 10 years and wanted to share this experience . Driving into the grounds o...  more »
  • I came with family from out of town. It was much more than I expected and you leave there feeling so connected to the family and the whole experience.  more »
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  • A must visit if you are in Charlotte! This will refresh your faith. The environment is beautiful and the staff were so loving and kind. The thing I liked most is the Journey of Faith tour which was about Billy Graham but also had a major focus on the gospel and the work of Christ. The intent of the tour is to build your faith or to help people come to Jesus. We loved it and would come back. The book store and cafe are also perfect!
  • Great place to learn about God! Great Place to Spend time with Family and Friends! Great Place to bring your Kids! Great Museum! Friendly, Nice, Christian, NOT RELIGIOUS PLACE! Great Park! Really Recommend anyone to go here and check it out for your self!
  • From start to finish, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Each and every area was delightful to the eyes and heart. It is an amazingly gorgeous building where the decor and ambiance are just incredible. This library displays the ministry of Billy Graham well while keeping the focus where it belongs - on God and the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. It was a very moving experience and we highly recommend. The staff is incredible. Christ is clearly evident in them and while this is an educational institution about Billy Graham, it's primary intent is for the Gospel to be shared. If we were to offer one critique it would be to let people listen to the films at their own pace. We had to move on to let the next group in when the films were over and didn't have a chance to see all of the interesting items on display. Thank you for a very memorable and wonderful time.
  • Excellent from start to finish. Courteous staff, clean barn style restrooms, delicious food, clean areas and lovely gardens. Library depicts a chronological review of the crusade and life of Rev. Billy Graham and family. Grounds are well maintained, and hold the burial grounds for Rev Graham, wife and staff. A full set of books for review or purchase, novalties and gifts. Impeccable tour, thank you.
  • Outstanding. One of the most organized, well staged and presented tributes to a person and his family that I've ever seen. The library contains a gift shop and cafeteria that offer books and other souvenirs, and the food in the cafeteria is on par with most upscale restaurants. It's nothing short of excellent. The museum starts out with "Bessie the Cow" ( a symbol of Graham's humble beginnings on a dairy farm) and lead you through a series of rooms that chronicle his life. There are guides and hosts throughout the complex and on the grounds to assist you and answer questions. They are very polite and professional. Access to Graham's childhood home is included and there is a memorial garden on the grounds as well. Regardless of your faith, the complex is well worth setting aside the time to visit and learn about this American Icon and his family.
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