History & Heritage Tour

Exclusive tours are available for a group wanting to fully experience the Billy Graham Library and learn more about the history and heritage of “America’s pastor.”

For this guided tour, the group will discover pivotal moments memorialized at the Library along with a special tour of the Graham family home and the Video Media Services department at the headquarters of Mr. Graham’s ministry, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Lunch at the Graham Brother’s Dairy Bar is included.

  • Approximate Length of Experience: 4 hours
  • Minimum/Maximum Number of Participants: one group of 10–15
  • Availability: A reservation is required four weeks in advance. This tour is only available Monday–Friday. Two tours per month are offered (excluding the month of December).
  • Cost: Admission to the Library is free, cost of $11 per person includes lunch (cost is subject to change).
Call or email to make a reservation:

Please ask for the History and Heritage Tour when calling
Phone: (704) 401-3270
Email: librarytours@bgea.org


Billy Graham’s Hometown Tour

Billy Graham was born in Charlotte, N.C. in 1918, and grew up just outside of the city on a nearby dairy farm. Though he traveled all over the world for much of his life, North Carolina has always been home to him. Choose this unique tour for your group, and spend the day learning about North Carolina’s Favorite Son and his hometown of Charlotte. Begin at the Billy Graham Library where you will discover how a humble farmer’s son became pastor to presidents and shared God’s love with millions of people around the world. Retrace his dynamic journey as history comes to life through inspiring multimedia presentations and state-of-the-art exhibits. Enjoy lunch in the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar and do some shopping in Ruth’s Attic bookstore. After lunch, you will head out for a tour around Charlotte, seeing some of the historic sites in the life of Billy Graham and his family, learning about the Queen City along the way.

  • Minimum/Maximum Number of Participants: one group of 6–13
  • Cost (includes lunch): Adults – $39, Children 6 to 12 years – $22
    A 48 hour cancellation is required to receive a refund.
Tour Itinerary

9:45 a.m. Arrive at the Billy Graham Library
The Library is conveniently located off of I-85 and I-77 at 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte, NC.

10:00 a.m. Begin guided tour of the Journey of Faith

11:30 a.m. Lunch in the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar
Relax over fresh sandwiches, salads, cookies and ice cream. Lunch is included in your tour price and you will be given a voucher to receive your lunch.

12:45 p.m. Board shuttle in the Billy Graham Library parking lot
Local tour company, C-Charlotte Tours will pick you up to begin your tour of historic sites in the life of Billy Graham.

1:00 p.m. Depart Billy Graham Library for tour of Billy Graham’s hometown

2:30 p.m. Return to the Billy Graham Library
Once you return to the Library, you are free to leave or continue visiting the property, shop in the bookstore, walk around the prayer garden, tour the Homeplace.

To schedule this tour, call C-Charlotte Tours at 704-517-6844.
Downloads to help you plan your visit

Fact Sheet
Meal Voucher Menu
Historic Local Sites

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