Billy Graham Library Reopens Following Coronavirus Closure

May 22, 2020

Categories: News, Plan Your Visit

Franklin Graham announced today that the Billy Graham Library will open all facilities beginning Saturday, May 23.

“We are excited to be able to reopen the Billy Graham Library, and to have The Journey of Faith, Graham Family Homeplace, and the outdoor Memorial Prayer Garden all available for guests to enjoy. I think they will be blessed by seeing what God did through my father’s life and how He is continuing to work today,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “God is still in the life-changing business; His Gospel was not shut down during this pandemic. During uncertain times, like this coronavirus, people need to hear more of God’s love and the hope available through His Son, Jesus Christ, not less.”

The Library staff looks forward to welcoming guests to the Library with added precautionary measures being implemented. In accordance with the Governor’s executive order, visitors will be limited to 50 percent capacity, with no more than 300 people on property at any given time.

“Billy Graham was so often a voice of hope in the midst of crisis,” said Scott Holmquist, executive director of the Billy Graham Library. “Those who visit the Library and take The Journey of Faith Tour will hear the timeless truth that Billy Graham shared throughout his ministry that is still true today.”

Procedures are in place to ensure compliance with social distancing standards according to North Carolina’s Phase 2 guidelines. Added hand sanitizing stations and increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces will be in place. Visitors are encouraged to follow to CDC guidelines for being in public places. Of course, anyone with symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 should not visit at this time, though we look forward to hosting them when they are well. A full list of precautionary measures can be found at:

For additional information on the Billy Graham Library, including updates and announcements, visit

About The Billy Graham Library 
The Billy Graham Library opened in 2007 and has since had more than 1.5 million visitors from around the world. Admission to the Library and The Journey of Faith is free. For more information on the Library and upcoming events, or to schedule a group tour, please visit You can also stay connected with the Billy Graham Library on these social media sites: FacebookTwitter and Instagram; and on the Library blog.


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