“The Good News of Christmas is a message that is offered to everyone,” said Franklin Graham. “‘God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that wheover believes in him shall not perish but have [eternal] life’” (John 3:16, NIV). This is what Christmas is all about, and it is the message of hope that we are sharing at the Billy Graham Library.
“Jesus Christ came to this Earth on a rescue mission to save us from our sins, and everyone who puts their faith in Him can be forgiven and have a right relationship with God.”
While visiting the property, guests can walk through the Graham family homeplace where Billy Graham grew up, browse Ruth’s Attic bookstore, and visit the gravesites of Billy and Ruth Graham in the Memorial Prayer Garden.
Visitors can also take The Journey of Faith tour, which recounts the story of how God used Billy Graham, a Charlotte farm boy, to communicate the Gospel to 215 million people worldwide. The tour is free and is a great way to share the Gospel with friends and family this season
What You Need to Know
The Billy Graham Library opens at 9:30 a.m. and is closed on Sundays. Admission and parking are free.
Christmas activities are Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m.–9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m.–10 p.m. Reservations required.
Carriage rides: $12 for adults; $6 for children under 12.
Pet the animals in the live nativity from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
Invite someone who hasn’t heard the Good News to come to the Library through December 23 for the festivities—including a live nativity, carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, and children’s story time on the heated patio.
You can also enjoy meals and treats from the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar, such as Mother Graham’s chicken salad, specialty coffee, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Seasonal favorites like Mother Graham’s pound cake, cinnamon rolls, and hot apple cider are available for purchase as well.