Billy Graham Library Back Open

By   •   March 5, 2018

Visitors pay their respects at the graves of Billy and Ruth Graham on Wednesday.
There was a solemn and respectful air at the Billy Graham Library on Wednesday, the first day it reopened to the public after Billy Graham was laid to rest Friday, March 2. Here, visitors pay their respects at the graves of Billy and Ruth Graham.

After hosting last week’s funeral events for Billy Graham, who passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 21., the Billy Graham Library reopened today, March 7.

Following Friday’s funeral and interment services, Mr. Graham was buried in the Library’s Memorial Prayer Garden alongside his wife, Ruth Bell Graham, who died in 2007.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association asks that you would continue to remember the Graham family in your prayers.

Walkway leading to Memorial Prayer Garden
Walkway leading to the Memorial Prayer Garden where Billy and Ruth Graham are buried. George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows, both longtime members of the Billy Graham Crusade Team; and Billie Barrows, early Crusade pianist and first wife of Cliff Barrows, are also buried there.

The Billy Graham Library opened in 2007 as an ongoing Crusade to carry on Mr. Graham’s ministry of sharing the Gospel. Since then, visitors from 91 countries have gone through The Journey of Faith tour, which ends with an invitation from Billy Graham and Franklin Graham to receive Christ.

Last year, the Library celebrated its 10-year anniversary with special events and book signings with popular authors. Memorabilia displays from the archive collection of Billy Graham’s personal life and ministry were also featured.

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Upcoming Events

New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Cahn will be at the Library on Saturday, March 10. Cahn is nationally recognized as a Messianic rabbi and author of The Harbinger. He will be signing copies of his newest bookThe Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times.

Bring the kids and come celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 24. Easter at the Library will feature a scavenger hunt, Resurrection eggs, and other children’s activities.

The Ladies Tea & Tour, on April 21, is an opportunity to invite friends or meet new ones for tea and treats, uplifting music, and a stirring message from Gigi Graham, Billy Graham’s oldest daughter. Guided Journey of Faith tours will follow the tea.

Admission to the Library and The Journey of Faith is free. Plan your visit to the Billy Graham Library.

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  1. Jeffrey Pigott says:

    I will always praise God for how He has used Billy in my life over the 30 years I have been a follower of Christ. I will be visiting again soon.

  2. Holly Thompson says:

    Preacher Graham was a true man of God. It wasn’t until his death I discovered him, now I can’t get enough of of sermons, sayings, etc. I am so glad he left so much behind in the way of recorded Crusades and books. I live in northeast Georgia and hope to visit the Library SOON!

  3. Isaac Mugerwa says:

    Blessings of the Lord God.

  4. FLORA MWINUKA says:

    He was a great preacher.

  5. Connie ILS says:

    Praise God, would love to visit. Would love to hear what is going on at the museum. Praying always for the Graham family.

  6. Dianemarie Jamison says:

    Continuing to keep the Graham family in my prayers.

  7. Jeremy Dixon says:

    Will visit soon!

  8. Michael Biddle says:

    My wife and I were there three years ago. What an amazing place.

  9. Michael Jones says:

    Hope to come visit soon.

  10. says:

    Praying for the Graham family. I loved his simple message of salvation and how he always preached the Bible is God’s Word. I’m 65 years old, and I remember watching Rev. Graham on our TV as a family. I took my mother and son to see Mr. Graham in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2001. I will always cherish his Crusade.