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Plan Your Visit to the Billy Graham Museum

Museum Hours

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED

The Billy Graham Museum will be closed the following dates in 2022

  • April 15 - 16 for Easter weekend
  • May 28 - 30 for Memorial Day weekend
  • July 1 - 4 for Independence Day weekend
  • September 3 - 5 for Labor Day weekend
  • November 24 - 28 for Thanksgiving break
  • December 24 - January 3 for Christmas break

On Saturday, May 7th, 2022, the Billy Graham Museum will be open from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM for Commencement weekend.

Admission

There is no admission charge to enter the Museum.

Suggested donation:

  • Adults: $7
  • Senior Citizens/Students: $4
  • Children (12 and under): $2
  • Families: $18

How Long Should I Plan to Stay?

Recommended length of time for guests to plan for their visit is one-and-a-half to two hours.

Are There Tours Available?

The Museum exhibits are self-guided. However, 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 visitors can continue touring at their own leisure. Contact the Museum (630.752.5960) to schedule a tour.

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 RegulationsSee 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. 

Accessibility

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.

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