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Tower of David Museum

Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Located in the restored ancient Citadel, this museum traces the long and turbulent history of Jerusalem using audiovisual presentations, models, maps, holograms and videos.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“light show” (197 reviews)
“jaffa gate” (88 reviews)
“night light” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem 9114001, Israel
+972 2-626-5333
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting Jerusalem set aside time in the evening for the History of Israel light show. In 45minutes experience from before Abraham thru today, portrayed ~120degrees on the inner courtyard of the Tower of David Museum. The walk way to the outdoor seating is wide enough...More

Thank Cynthia Z
Reviewed June 17, 2017

Great historical sight that you must visit when in Jerusalem. Very informative with lots to see. Maybe not good if you are physically impaired.

Thank wisekatebushfan
Reviewed June 15, 2017

The tower of David Museum presents one of the best views possible of the old city as well as many parts of the new city. This alone makes the citadel worth the visit. Additionally, the site is built over and around fascinating archaeological remains from...More

Thank JhirschShumba
Reviewed June 15, 2017

The Tower of David is magnificent! I loved the audio guide and the map of the museum – it was all very organised! Views from the rooftop of the Phasael Tower – which is the highest place of the Tower of David are absolutely spectacular!...More

Thank Veronika P
Reviewed June 14, 2017

The museum itself is an excellent account of various periods in history and the view from the top is a great panorama over Jerusalem. The night show was okay but could be missed if you don't have the time.

Thank debbiesr1
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Of course every museum will have some level of home bias but this one really takes the cake. I feel it would be helpful to independently research some of the history the lands before arrival, and a quick peek at wiki will deliver just that....More

Thank 1dancing_fool
Reviewed June 12, 2017

The museum has well-presented displays of the history of Jerusalem, dating from pre-Israelite times. Good balance between artifacts/ display and information. Several flights of stairs to reach the top, but the views of the Old City, Jaffa Gate area, and North/ West Jerusalem are excellent....More

1  Thank nodedet
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Being in Jerusalem not seeing the Tower is like having just the icing but not the rest of the cake! Just a note added to the other hundred of good reviews. Go early morning to beat the traffic, the fatigue and the hot weather. You...More

1  Thank aquauomo
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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

If you are visitimg Jerusalem do not miss this wonderful museum. The exhibits and models are very helpful in understanding Jerusalem's complex and fascinating and the Citadel setting is beautiful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed June 10, 2017

great information, well presented. Lots of steps, strollers must be parked at the beginning of the tour. The night lights were fabulous, 40 minutes was too short.

Thank c a
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March 3, 2017|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. The museum is on the main level and you can let the kids explore around the citadel while an adult is visiting the museum.
Arthur M
January 13, 2016|
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Response from hotelguest4321 | Reviewed this property |
I really enjoyed the light show. I went to see it the night I landed and it was great. It takes you through the history of Israel and shines the lights across a huge area making it all come alive. It was much better than I... More
Anthony K
November 1, 2015|
Response from gizmo46 | Property representative |
Dear Anthony, The Museum is open until 2pm on holidays including the first day and the eve of holidays. Hope to see you here, The Tower of David Museum