Designed to reflect Billy Graham’s journey from a humble farm boy to an international ambassador of God’s love, the barn-shaped building is situated on 20 landscaped acres, only miles from where Billy Graham grew up in Charlotte, N.C.
Open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays. Free Admission.
The Journey of Faith tour takes approximately one and a half hours to complete. To make your visit as meaningful as possible, the last complete tour of the day will begin at 3:30 p.m.
We are closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Retrace Billy Graham’s dynamic journey through stunning multimedia presentations, interactive kiosks, photos, and memorabilia.
Tour the home Billy Graham lived in from age nine until he left for college. Meticulously restored using 80 percent of the original materials, the Graham family homeplace will give you an intimate look at Billy Graham’s roots.
When Billy Graham was nine years old, his family moved into a two-story brick Colonial house on Park Road, which at the time was on the outskirts of Charlotte, N.C. For Billy and his three siblings, the best thing about it was indoor plumbing—they no longer had to bathe in a washtub on the back porch. That home—including many original elements—has been reconstructed on the campus of the Billy Graham Library, just four miles from the old Graham homestead.
Several thousand bricks and all the first-story wood flooring are among many original building materials used in the restoration process. The interior features some original furnishings as well as authentic appliances, furniture and fascinating memorabilia from the Graham family.
Browse this unique bookstore for gifts, Bibles, and Christian classics, including books written by Graham family members.
“I love the paint of words,” Ruth Bell Graham once wrote in an early poem. Her affection for literature and her devotion to God often flowed together, and she surrounded herself and her family with books filled with inspiring stories, hard-won life lessons, and deep wells of faith.
In that spirit, Ruth’s Attic is named to honor Ruth Bell Graham’s lifelong love of the printed page. The bookstore offers rare and special editions written by Billy and Ruth Graham as well as an extensive selection of Bibles. Visitors will also find the following:
Relax over fresh sandwiches, salads, cookies, and ice cream. The Dairy Bar seats 140. Lunch is provided for motorcoach drivers and escorts when their group has lunch reservations.
Booths that look like stalls, whimsical cow-print tablecloths, antique milk cans and family photos create the unique ambiance of the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar. Don’t let the name fool you – the milkshakes and ice cream are delicious, but you can also choose from a menu that includes:
Take time to reflect in a peaceful setting beside the burial sites for Ruth Bell Graham; George Beverly Shea, longtime member of the Billy Graham Crusade Team; and Billie Barrows, early crusade pianist and wife of Cliff Barrows.
The Billy Graham Library is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Here are some helpful tips to make the most of your visit.
4330 Westmont Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
9:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving,
Christmas Eve, Christmas
Day, and New Year's Day
Admission is free