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About the Museum

Mission Statement

The Museum provides visitors with an experience that extends their understanding of the good news about Jesus, whether becoming aware of God's offer of his love through Jesus, being inspired to follow Christ, or growing in desire and ability to share the gospel. The Museum offers an inviting, informative and inspiring experience for the general public on the story of evangelism in North America, especially the ministry of Billy Graham.

About the Museum

The Billy Graham Center Museum, located on the campus of Wheaton College (25 miles west of downtown Chicago), hosts between 35,000 and 40,000 guests per year. The Museum has been in operation since 1980 and is open most days of the year.

Visitors will enjoy a unique visual overview of the history of Christian evangelism and its influence on American society. It is a family-oriented museum, with rare artifacts and interactive displays that begin with the early history of America and climax with a powerful walk-through presentation of the Gospel message. The museum consists of 20,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibit space.

Recommended length of time for guests to plan for their visit is one-and-a-half to two hours. Orientation tours of the museum are available by appointment for groups of ten or more persons. This brief tour provides an overview of the Museum's exhibits, after which the visitor continues touring at their own leisure.

The Museum is an inspirational component of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center, dedicated to training Christ-followers in sharing Gospel witness.