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BIBLICAL HISTORY CENTER where the ancient world COMES TO LIFE

An archaeological museum
exploring daily life in ancient times

The Biblical History Center (formerly called Explorations in Antiquity) in LaGrange, Georgia helps people encounter the ancient biblical world through its history and culture. Through authentic archaeological replicas, Biblical meal presentations, daily life artifacts in the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery, lectures, and other personal experiences, ancient Middle Eastern life comes back to life today.

  • 2006

    Thanks in part to wonderful donors and support from the Callaway Foundation, we opened our doors in the Summer of 2006.

  • 2016

    In 2016, we celebrated 10 years of sharing the daily life of men and women from the ancient world with over 75,000 visitors.

  • PRESENT

    We are always looking for new and engaging ways to help visitors experience daily life in the ancient world.

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Archaeological Replica Garden Tour

The highlight of any visit to the Biblical History Center is a walk through the Archaeological Replica Garden where full-scale reconstructions of structures relevant to daily life in Biblical times bring history to life. Four areas of ancient life are represented in our Archaeological Replica Garden: Life of the Shepherd, Life of the Farmer, Life [...]

Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery

The Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery is an amazing opportunity to peer back across the ages to see what daily life was like in ancient times. The 250 artifacts from the National Treasures of Israel, on long-term collection from the Israel Antiquities Authority, are exhibited in life-like settings. We are privileged to be one of only eight [...]

Biblical Meal

Inside the Museum there are two rooms with reclining tables. The “Jerusalem Biblical Meal Room” is a copy of one discovered at Pompeii. The “Mount Zion Biblical Meal Room” is a replica of one discovered at Herculaneum. Both of these ancient cities were destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Italy in 79 C.E., [...]

Shepherd’s Bread Experience

One of our most important goals at the Biblical History Center is to allow people to experience the ancient world in a personal way. Therefore, we offer several hands-on opportunities. Making bread like the shepherds in the desert have for thousands of years is one of those opportunities. We begin by entering the shepherd’s goat hair [...]

Kid’s Dig

One of our most precious opportunities is helping history come to life for kids of all ages.  Especially for that purpose we have constructed four archaeological pits for kids to learn the purpose of archaeology—and to have a good time! Three of the pits are based on actual archaeological excavations from different time periods—from about the time [...]

Time Tunnel

There are self-explanatory signs posted on the arches, but arrangements can be made for a private guide through the ruins of these four ancient houses of worship for a nominal fee. Please take time to look at the columns located in front of each worship center as they show the progression of architectural styles through [...]

Lectures

Special, half, or full day lectures and multi-day conferences are offered by the museum throughout the year to learn more about Biblical history. These events can be geared to teachers, pastors, or any groups who would like to learn more about the past. Using maps and models, the lecture hall allows for learning a great [...]

Presentations on Your Site

The Biblical History Center has a well-trained staff who are able to come to your location to meet the needs of your group. Here are just a few examples: 1. We are happy to come to your church, civic group, or other location and speak about our Center.  We can give a presentation that will help your [...]

Events up coming

Follow the Shepherd Walks

Join us for this special tour offered only during the Christmas season. Follow the Shepherd Walks focus on the birth of Jesus. You will learn about Mary and Joseph's journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, why she was turned away from the inn, and what t [...]

Visit with Mary and Joseph

Visit with Mary and Joseph is a special opportunity for you and your family and friends to celebrate Christmas in an authentic setting. Throughout the day, we will offer a multitude of activities and events for you all to enjoy. We plan to have anima [...]

January Discounted Entry

Visit us during the month of January with discounted rates! If you state that you found out about the discounted entry prices on our website or on our Facebook Page, then you will be given entry to the Garden and Gallery! $15 per adult (ages 13+) | $ [...]

Follow the Cross Walks

Join us for this special tour offered only during the Easter season, from March 10 - April 11. Follow the Cross Walks focus on the last week of Jesus' life on earth. The tour will begin on Palm Sunday and end after resurrection.  The tours can be sch [...]

Family Movie Night

The Sound of Music - Friday, April 24 at 8.00pm Bring your family and friends to our movie night! We will be watching The Sound of Music in our Roman Theater. We'll have popcorn, Coke's, and snacks for purchase. Will take place rain or shine! Cost: F [...]

Roman Army Day

The Romans are coming! THE ROMANS ARE COMING!! Join us again on the first Saturday in May for our annual Roman Army Day. This family-fun day hosts a troop of Roman re-enactors who will take you back in time to the First Century.  The Garden will come [...]

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