Billy Graham Library

The Billy Graham Library is a museum and library that documents his life and ministry in a 40,000 square foot complex. The library itself was built to resemble the nearby dairy farm where Graham’s humble childhood began.

Religious affiliation aside, it’s hard to refute that Billy Graham was one of the most influential Christian leaders of the 20th Century. In the 1940s his sermons began broadcasting on TV and radio, reaching more than 210 million people over the course of six decades. He was well-known for repudiating segregation alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and became great friends with American Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and Lyndon B. Johnson. When he finally succumbed to natural causes at the age of 99, Graham became the first religious leader and fourth private citizen ever to lay in honor in the United States Capitol Rotunda.