Programs at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove are offered year-round and feature leading Bible teachers from around the world. Located on 1,200 acres about five miles from downtown Asheville and nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the The Cove includes an 80,000 square foot training center building, as well as two inns, and the Chatlos Memorial Chapel, which houses the BGTC Visitor Center. The Cove is open for visitors Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They are also open Saturday 9 AM-1 PM mid January 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.
The Chatlos Memorial Chapel is used specifically for presenting the ministry of The Cove to visitors. Volunteers provide guided tours for individuals and groups. A typical tour is approximately one hour in length and includes a five minute film, a Billy Graham display, and a tour of the chapel.
The Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove does not have food service for visitors. There are many restaurants within close proximity to The Cove. The Training Center’s Dining Room serves those who are attending Seminars or other events at The Cove.
More about Billy Graham
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—making an unparalleled 48th appearance and 41st consecutive appearance. He has also appeared on the covers of Time, Newsweek, Life, U.S. News and World Report, Parade, and numerous other magazines and has been the subject of many newspaper and magazine feature articles and books. Rev. Graham lives in Montreat near Asheville.
From I-40 east of Asheville, take Exit 55. The Gatehouse a short distance south of I-40. Address: 1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville