Visitors are welcome to tour part of the Billy Graham Conference Center at The Cove. Located on 1,200 acres about five miles from downtown Asheville and nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Cove hosts many events, conferences and seminars for groups, as well as programs for individuals to join. You don't have to be part of a group for a free guided tour that includes their gorgeous Chapel.
The Cove is open for daytime visitors Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. They are also open Saturday 9 AM-1 PM, April through mid November. Admission to the Visitor Center at the Chatlos Memorial Chapel is free. The Cove is closed for visitation during most major holidays and other special occasions.
Volunteers provide guided tours for individuals and groups. A typical tour is approximately one hour and includes a five minute film, a Billy Graham display, and a look inside the chapel and prayer room. The final tour departs at 4 PM weekdays.
The Cove does not have food service for day visitors. Their Dining Room is only open for groups meeting there.
More about Billy Graham (November 7, 1918-February 21, 2018)
Billy Graham has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history—nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories—through various meetings, including Mission World and Global Mission. Hundreds of millions more have been reached through television, video, film, and webcasts.Mr. Graham founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) in 1950 which was headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, until relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina in 2003. Mr. Graham is regularly listed by the Gallup organization as one of the “Ten Most Admired Men in the World,” whom it described as the dominant figure in that poll since 1948. Graham lived in nearby Montreat (near Black Mountain).
From I-40 east of Asheville, take Exit 55. The Gatehouse a short distance south of I-40. Address: 1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville