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Billy Graham, probably the most prominent and successful Christian of the 20th Century, was born and raised in Charlotte. His evangelistic association moved from Minneapolis to Charlotte about eight years ago and on the campus of his new headquarters, you can now visit the home in which he lived as a child. It was literally disassembled and moved (twice) since he last lived in it but many of the items in the house are from the original location and everything else is as close to what it would have been like in the 1940s and '50s as could be found. There is also a large barn similar to ones that were on his parents' farm which includes a library, museum, bookshop, and cafeteria.
During the 23 days BEFORE Christmas Eve (1-23 Dec), the Library is an especially delightful place to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Attractive to the entire family, there is a live nativity scene with horse-drawn carriage rides available to tour all of the lights and sights. The dulcet sounds of carolers, twinkling lights, and sparkling decorations can provide hours of revery, reflection, and peace as you celebrate the coming to our world of the True Light that gives light to every man (and woman). The special Christmas events are most prominent from 6-9 PM but the Library and grounds are open from 9:30 AM. Christmas ornaments exclusive to the Library are available in Ruth's Attic where there is also a story time for children of all ages at 6:30 each evening.

Address: 4330 Westmont Drive
Directions: Off of the Billy Graham between I-77 and I-85
Phone: 704-401-3200
Website: http://www.billygraham.org/Library

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  • Updated Dec 13, 2008
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