- Sunday: CLOSED
- Monday: CLOSED
- Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Billy Graham Museum will be closed the following dates in 2023:
- January 1-2 for New Year holiday
- April 7-10 for Easter weekend
- May 8-20 for exhibit renovations
- May 27-29 for Memorial Day weekend
- July 1-4 for Independence Day weekend
- August 5 for exhibit renovations
- September 2-4 for Labor Day weekend
- September 12, early closure at 2:00pm for an event
- September 21, early closure at 3:00pm for an event
- November 23-27 for Thanksgiving Day holiday
- December 2 for staff in-service
- December 19, 2023 - January 8, 2024 for Christmas and New Year holidays
There is no admission charge to enter the Museum.
- Adults: $7
- Senior Citizens/Students: $4
- Children (12 and under): $2
- Families: $18
The Museum accepts donations in cash or credit card (Visa and Mastercard).
How Long Should I Plan to Stay?
Recommended length of time for guests to plan for their visit is one to one-and-a-half hours.
Are There Tours Available?
The Museum exhibits are self-guided. However, an orientation to the Museum is available by appointment for groups of ten or more persons. This brief introduction provides an overview of the Museum's history and exhibits, after which the visitors can continue touring at their own leisure.
Location and Parking
The Billy Graham Museum is located at 500 College Avenue in Wheaton, Illinois on the first floor of Billy Graham Hall on the Wheaton College campus.
Visitors may use the designated "W" or "W/C" parking spaces in the adjoining lot. Parking in these areas may result in a non-registration notice, which visitors may return this notice to the Parking Office at no charge. Any campus visitor planning to spend more than one week at the College is eligible to receive a temporary parking permit by contacting the Parking Office (630.752.5558). To read more about available parking, please see the Wheaton College Parking Regulations. See Wheaton College Campus Map and Information for campus maps and driving directions.
Public transportation from Chicago
The Billy Graham Museum is also accessible by train via the Chicago METRA system. Wheaton College is located on the Union Pacific Line between the College Avenue and Wheaton METRA stations. For visitors traveling by train from downtown Chicago, take the Metra Union Pacific West Line train from Ogilvie Transportation Center, located at Madison St. & Canal St., (formerly known as the Chicago and Northwestern Station) and get off at the College Avenue stop and walk four blocks west on College Ave to Billy Graham Hall. Please consult the Chicago METRA system for current fees and schedules.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible via the Barrows Auditorium entrance in Billy Graham Hall.
Policy on Service Animals
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Billy Graham Museum at Wheaton College welcomes service animals on the Museum premises. As defined by federal and state law, only dogs and miniature horses are recognized service animals and must be trained to provide specific tasks for individuals with a disability.
To ensure compliance with ADA guidelines, Museum staff may ask the following questions of any guest desiring to enter the Museum premises with a service animal: 1) Is the animal a service animal because of a disability? and 2) What specific task does is the animal trained to provide? Museums staff may not inquire about the nature of a guest’s disability or request documentation proving a disability.
While on the premises, the handler is responsible for controlling the service animal at all times and ensuring that the service animal is not disruptive to guests or staff. If the handler is not able to control the service animal, the service animal will be required to exit the Museum. Behaviors that can merit expulsion include: incessant barking or jumping, damaging collections or exhibits, aggression toward guests or staff, defecating or urinating in the Museum premises.
While the Museum seeks to abide by ADA guidelines regarding the admissions of service animals, other animals are prohibited from entering the Museum premises. These animals include: personal pets, regardless of size; and any animals described as “therapy animals”, “companion animals”, or “comfort animals” that do not provide a specific task as service animals for an individual with a disability as defined by the ADA.
About the Area
Wheaton’s 80-acre campus is located in Wheaton, Illinois, 25 miles west of Chicago. Only a five-minute walk to downtown Wheaton, and a 30-minute train ride to downtown Chicago, students can enjoy the benefits of life of a college town, and are only a train ride away from the third largest city in the United States.