5 Reasons to Visit the Billy Graham Library this Summer

Summer is here! As you make plans for fun trips and vacations, why not consider visiting us here at the Billy Graham Library? Rated the #1 thing to do in Charlotte on TripAdvisor, the Library offers a unique experience for the whole family. If you’re still curious, here are five reasons to include it in your summer plans.

1. The Journey of Faith
In The Journey of Faith tour, you can retrace Billy Graham’s journey from a farm boy to a well-known world evangelist. Through various films, photos, and memorabilia, you will experience how God used Mr. Graham to preach the truth of the Gospel to millions. You’ll learn all about Billy Graham’s crusades, friendships with presidents, the lasting impact he has had on generations, and more.

2. Memorial Prayer Garden
Surrounding the grounds of the Library are the beautiful flowers and greenery of the Memorial Prayer Garden. While walking through this peaceful setting, you can take the time to visit the burial sites for Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham, as well as other longtime members of the Billy Graham Crusade Team.

3. Something for Everyone
From kids to adults, there is something for everyone. The moment you walk into the Library you will be greeted by an interactive cow named Bessie, a kid-favorite! Children are also given an opportunity to complete a scavenger hunt while walking through the tour. Adults and children will both enjoy the bookstore, with historical and spiritual books for adults as well as devotions and coloring books for children.

4. The Dairy Bar
What better way to cool off than by getting a sweet treat from the Graham Brother’s Dairy Bar? We offer delicious milkshakes, root beer floats, and ice cream. We’ve recently added cold coffee drinks such as blended frappes to the menu, so there are plenty of refreshing options.

5. It’s Free
That’s right! Admission to the Billy Graham Library is free. With all of the exhibits to explore and fun to be had, it’s hard to beat free admission!

So what are you waiting for?
Plan your trip to the Billy Graham Library here.

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  1. Anne Kindinger says:

    My family and I will be visiting the first week in July and we are looking forward to our time at the Billy Graham Library!!

  2. Ron Segal says:

    Since moving to North Carolina I had visited Billy Graham Library a few times and enjoyed it very much. I can’t believe how many lives Billy Graham has touched.

  3. Ginny Joliet says:

    The Library is one of the most inspiring place and event ever. It is a experience not to be missed.

  4. Sam Galvez says:

    I am from Manila, Philippines. I arrived yesterday to Charlotte from NY City to fulfill my dream to visit the Library.
    I admire Billy Graham. As a young person, I attended an evangelistic meeting where he was supposed to speak but for some reason he was unable to come.
    The LORD is gracious to allow me to make this trip. More blessings to BGEA!

  5. Steven E Butcher says:

    Get the Milkshakes ready! I’ll be there Sat. 6/23 from beautiful Monroe, WA!

    1. bglibrary says:

      We look forward to seeing you!

  6. Faye Hammers says:

    My husband and I visited the library last summer. It was a very rewarding trip. I enjoyed it as so did my husband. It made me feel even closer to the God I dearly love. I grew up watching the Crusades on TV and would have loved to be able to get to one but we where unable to go, but the Library brought them to me.

  7. Robin says:

    I am bringing my 90 yr old mother next week. She loved Mr. Graham so much. Are you wheelchair friendly inside? She is unable to walk distances.

    1. bglibrary says:

      Yes we are wheelchair friendly. So glad you are bringing your mother to the Library!

  8. Jean vasecka says:

    Looking forward to our visit there in July.

  9. Sue Neff says:

    My husband and I visited Sat. June 23, 2018. We met our daughter, and family there and loved it! Our grandkids had such fun and worked so hard to answer all the questions on the card! Everyone was very nice and friendly. We enjoyed lunch and ice cream, too. Now that they live in Charlotte, I’ll be happy to come again! Thank you so much for keeping his memory alive. I had seen Billy in Miami with our church group as a teen in the 1960’s and followed him for many years. We now support Samaritan’s Purse and follow his kids, who are our age! God bless you all, Sue Neff

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