What to Expect

The Billy Graham Library is a 40,000-square-foot experience where you’ll discover the life and legacy of America’s Pastor.

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.

A Journey of Faith

Retrace Billy Graham’s dynamic journey through stunning multimedia presentations, interactive kiosks, photos, and memorabilia.

inside canvas cathedral
tv display in Journey of Faith

The Graham Family Homeplace

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.

Ruth’s Attic Bookstore

Located inside the Billy Graham Library, 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:

  • Foundational works on evangelism by enduring authors
  • Handmade and exclusive gift options
  • Inspiring sermons on DVD
  • Worship music CDs
  • Unique gifts, collectibles, and home décor
  • Custom Library apparel

The Graham Brothers Dairy Bar

Relax over fresh sandwiches, salads, cookies, and ice cream. The Dairy Bar is located inside the Billy Graham Library and 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:

  • Mother Graham’s chicken salad
  • The Billy Frank hot dog
  • BBQ, one of Billy’s favorites
  • Fresh-baked cookies and pound cake
  • Affordable combos and kids’ meals

Download the Dairy Bar Menu
Download the Specialty Coffee Menu
Download the Large Print Dairy Bar Menu

Dairy Bar

The Memorial Prayer Garden

Take time to reflect in a peaceful setting beside the burial sites for Billy Graham and Ruth Bell Graham; George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows, longtime members of the Billy Graham Crusade Team; and Billie Barrows, early crusade pianist and wife of Cliff Barrows.

Tips for Your Visit

The Billy Graham Library is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Here are some helpful tips to make the most of your visit.

  • Guests touring the Library, Homeplace, and Memorial Prayer Garden should allow at least 1½ to 2 hours for the visit. We recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
  • Free parking is available, including auto, bus, RV, and disabled spaces.
  • Service animals are allowed inside the Library. Pets are allowed in the outside pet area, located just beyond the Library’s gatehouse.
  • Visitors should bring their own strollers and wheelchairs.
  • Sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages are available for purchase in the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar. Personal food and beverages are not allowed on the property.
  • Food and bookstore merchandise are available at posted prices, which do not include N.C. state sales tax. Cash, personal checks, American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa are accepted.
  • Cameras are permitted in the exhibit areas, but please refrain from flash photography.
  • Smoking, alcoholic beverages, and firearms are not permitted on the property.
  • Admission is free, but if you’d like to make a contribution, donation boxes are available in the lobby.