Billy Graham Library, Charlotte

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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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  • Visited the library one evening in December. Everything is beautifully decorated with Christmas lights and Christmas trees; they offer horse-drawn carriage rides (not free), and have live carolers sin...  more »
  • Billy Graham and his ministry were instrumental on my spiritual journey so just entering the grounds gave me goosebumps. It was a dream come true for me . We had traveled from the east coast of Canada...  more »
  • 2 hours was not enough time to see everything....we saw each room on the guided tour....and a quick look at the bookstore. We plan to return to spend more time seeing the ministry of Ruth and Billy Gr...  more »
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  • Nice clean place to bring the family out for a few hours. Staff was friendly and helpful. The yards were well maintained. Several nice areas for picture taking. We didn’t go through the tour, but our visit was still entertaining. Good place to learn about Billy Graham or just to be reminded of the impact he had on Christianity. Great preacher and Evangelist.
  • I love the Billy Graham Library! The best time to visit is at Christmas when there is so much going on. The grounds are covered in Christmas lights and you can take carriage rides around the area. The best part is going though the museum and the library. You are able to go at your own pace and enjoy your time there. We ended the night with some hot chocolate at the small deli restaurant located in the museum! We will be back!
  • An amazing place to visit! I was extremely impressed how the entrance, cafe, and gift shop were all in the theme of Billy Graham's childhood family business. Even the bathrooms had the same theme! Learning about not just Graham's life but the ministry he started and it's impact on not only people of the United States but from around the world was fascinating. Each section was engrossing and immersed the visitor into each time of Graham's ministry to where you really felt you were there. I would highly recommend it!
  • My first time visiting, and it won't be my last.. So beautiful.. Lots to see and do.. People who work here were nice and willing to help if you needed it. There is a prayer room to use.. Restaurant are had delicious food. I recommend a visit here..
  • Had an amazing experience. From out of town and exceeded expectations. Staff were very kind and friendly. Ended up spending 3 hours here. So much to do for the Christmas at the Libary. Will be returning in a month. Looking forward to it. The building designs, decorations and lights were really nice. Had lots of real animals and live actors for the nativity scene.

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