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The Billy Graham Library is a public museum and library documenting the life and ministry of Christian evangelist Billy Graham. The 40,000-square-foot (3,700 m2) complex opened to the public on June 5, 2007. The library is located on the grounds of the international headquarters of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association in Charlotte, North Carolina, a few miles from where Graham was reared. The library is styled after a dairy barn, with a mechanical "talking" cow, to reflect Graham's farm-based childhood.
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This is a straight up a religious institution. The staff is really nice and courteous, but you actually have an option to pray with the staff. If you are into this evangelical Christian groups, then this is a five star. I learned that Billy was a spiritual leader for all the presidents since 40's. Wow. You are highly encouraged to sit down and listen to his sermon high lights. He is a good speaker. I was looking for more touristy thing to do but don't regret it.
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!
Wanted to Honor Billy Graham for all the work he has done in his life. The library is a must see in charlotte ncA must see. Very awesome amazing place.good food.beautiful place all over. Inside and out volunteers are especially nice and caring for your needs. I love this place. A great place definitely coming back. Thank God .
I went to visit the Billy Graham library over the Easter weekend and it was wonderful. The grounds and the buildings are very well kept. Very beautiful and peaceful. The staff was warm and friendly. The BGEA has preserved very well the life and spirit of Billy Graham and has done an exceptional job continuing to spread the gospel and love of Jesus Christ. The entire experience was moving. The only suggestion I have is to consider placing captions on all the audio videos and interviews on display. I am deaf and many deaf people come to visit this place and are not able to take advantage of the same aspects of the library as hearing people can. It takes away from the experience and the message of the library and isolates a certain group of people. Everyone should be able to experience this wonder to it's full extent.
I wanted to pay my respects to Reverend Graham. Christians have lost a humble man who shared the Good News with over 200 million people around the world. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association does an excellent job of using all means of communication to share the gospel. Well done thy good and faithful servant. Welcome home!
I visited the Billy Graham Library and was pleasantly surprised at how organized and well-informed each segment of the tours we went to. Billy Graham was a great man of God who faithfully served with conviction. His life and love of God and his ministerial journey impacted countless men and women around the world. So thankful I got a chance to visit this awesome and historic place. People of all ages would be thrilled, as I was.
Volunteers are here to serve people that come through. There’s a place to sit and pray after the tour at the library or you can have someone pray for you as well. There’s a cafe and gift shop inside the library. The house in which Billy Graham grew up is modest but lovely. The burial place where both Ruth and Billy are on the grounds as well.
Wow, what an exceptional place to visit! The library is laid out to present the story of Billy Graham and more importantly the good news of Jesus Christ in a multi-media format. It is a self guided tour where you proceed from one area to the next with each area having a different focus. It is extremely well done and far exceeded my expectations! You also tour his boyhood home that was moved onto the property. The volunteers and staff are all so nice and friendly as well as very knowledgeable about Billy Graham. Food (healthy choices) is available at very reasonable prices and is very good. The book store is filled with a lot of books and other items of interest. The grounds are immaculate and very beautiful. Billy and Ruth Grahams burial site is very beautiful and serine. The entire experience is exceptional and I highly recommend visiting if you are anywhere near the area!
The people were very nice and knowledgeable about billy graham and his life. Very beautiful grounds. Very inspirational and amazing place to visit. Good bookstore also. Got some great things there. A must to do if in the area.
What else can be said that has not already been said in some of these (lengthy) reviews? I will just add my two cents worth ... First time here, we came here with family visiting from out-of-town. We were rushed and had a very limited amount of time to spend here (big mistake). The library is setup in stages to get the whole effect, the life transition and stages of Dr. Graham's life and influences. You cannot just wander around and casually glance at the different phases, as everything is setup in separate rooms, like a walking tour. As others have said, plan on 2-3 hours! We had asked the guides how we can expedite our tour, and basically, we would literally go into one stage and wait for an all-clear by the guide to walk-through to the next room. Awkward. After the end of the tour you are asked to fill-out a "decision card" (awkward if you are not feeling "moved") and drop it off in a plate. Once done with the walking tour, there is a nice Christian book store, where you can buy inspirational music or books, including those of Dr. Grahams. It is a very nice arrangement, and much more than you would have thought was going to happen before entering. The grounds are well kept, with Dr. Graham and Ruth Graham having burials discreetly and respectfully off to the side where you can visit. Very tastefully done. We will be back on our own to absorb everything we missed :-/
This is a wonderful place for the whole family to visit. There is no cost to tour the library or the old house where Billy Graham grew up in. There are several walking paths you can take to see other parts of the property. The grounds are very well taken care of with lots of flowers and bushes that are in bloom. This is really a beautiful place to visit. The inside of the library is magnificent when you enter. There is an information booth located in the center if you have any questions about the property. There is also a nice cafe, a fully stocked book store and lots of new information and pictures from Billy Graham's funeral. In the old house you will find many old pictures of the Graham family as well as some of the furniture he once used. This place is definitely worth the visit of your are in Charlotte.
Amazing library of Billy Graham’s life work. Very moving. I went on the Saturday before Father’s Day. It was packed! All the workers were very kind & efficient. Easily spent 3 hours here. The bookstore had a great collection, not sure if all of the books Billy Graham wrote though. It would be nice if they sold CD’s of his sermons, could have listened to it on way home. Definitely will be back during the week when less crowded! Very well done..👍
Got there too late for a tour. They end at 3:30 bur it was a wonderful experience regardless. I got to meet the woman who took care of his mother before her passing what a treat! This place is like a oasis in the middle of the city. I had a rough day(we found out a friend passed during out stay here) and I felt such peace, it reminded me of home out in the country on the eastern part of the state. I will be back again in hopes to spend more time here.
We visited in July 2018 and would highly recommend this as a must do if in the Charlotte area. All of the workers were awesome, happy to answer questions, and the guides in the "Journey of Faith" were all awesome as well. Very inspiring and educational look into the late Billy Graham's life and ministry.
Exceptional, excellent, and amazing experience from the moment I entered the grounds to the time I departed (2 hours later). All of the staff were friendly and helpful. I will visit Billy Graham’s Library again and again...you should too!