Billy Graham Library
BILLY GRAHAM’S HOMETOWN TOUR
- 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. After lunch in the Graham Brothers Dairy Bar, 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.
- Length of Experience: 4 1/2 hours
- Group Size: 6−13 participants
- Availability: To schedule tour, callC-Charlotte Tours at 704.517.6844.
This is a wonderful place for the whole family to visit. There is no cost to tour the library or the old house where Billy Graham grew up in. There are several walking paths you can take to see other parts of the property. The grounds are very well taken care of with lots of flowers and bushes that are in bloom. This is really a beautiful place to visit. The inside of the library is magnificent when you enter. There is an information booth located in the center if you have any questions about the property. There is also a nice cafe, a fully stocked book store and lots of new information and pictures from Billy Graham's funeral. In the old house you will find many old pictures of the Graham family as well as some of the furniture he once used. This place is definitely worth the visit of your are in Charlotte.
Amazing library of Billy Grahams life work. Very moving. I went on the Saturday before Fathers Day. It was packed! All the workers were very kind & efficient. Easily spent 3 hours here. The bookstore had a great collection, not sure if all of the books Billy Graham wrote though. It would be nice if they sold CDs of his sermons, could have listened to it on way home. Definitely will be back during the week when less crowded! Very well done..
Got there too late for a tour. They end at 3:30 bur it was a wonderful experience regardless. I got to meet the woman who took care of his mother before her passing what a treat! This place is like a oasis in the middle of the city. I had a rough day(we found out a friend passed during out stay here) and I felt such peace, it reminded me of home out in the country on the eastern part of the state. I will be back again in hopes to spend more time here.
Wow, what an exceptional place to visit! The library is laid out to present the story of Billy Graham and more importantly the good news of Jesus Christ in a multi-media format. It is a self guided tour where you proceed from one area to the next with each area having a different focus. It is extremely well done and far exceeded my expectations! You also tour his boyhood home that was moved onto the property. The volunteers and staff are all so nice and friendly as well as very knowledgeable about Billy Graham. Food (healthy choices) is available at very reasonable prices and is very good. The book store is filled with a lot of books and other items of interest. The grounds are immaculate and very beautiful. Billy and Ruth Grahams burial site is very beautiful and serine. The entire experience is exceptional and I highly recommend visiting if you are anywhere near the area!
We visited in July 2018 and would highly recommend this as a must do if in the Charlotte area. All of the workers were awesome, happy to answer questions, and the guides in the "Journey of Faith" were all awesome as well. Very inspiring and educational look into the late Billy Graham's life and ministry.