Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel

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Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel

Hezekiah's Tunnel - Siloam Tunnel
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Come rediscover Biblical Jerusalem! Located just outside the Old City walls, the City of David is in fact the historical Old City of Jerusalem, containing archeological remnants going back 4,000 years. Come see for yourself where it all began...
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1-2 hours
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Wendy C
Brandon, MS2 contributions
Don't miss this!
Jun 2021
One of my very favorites! Fabulous and faith building. When you see how high the wall are, you can't imagine the time it took to create that tunnel.
Written June 16, 2021
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Marvelous Adventure But Physically Challenging
Dec 2019
Exciting adventure exploring this ancient and significant water supply system excavated under the reign of King Hezekiah in the 8th century BC. We deviated our journey from Hezekiah's Tunnel which was flowing with cold water, to the adjoining and dry Canaanite Tunnel, still an impressive marvel and hiking adventure. Those with physical limitations should not attempt a tour of either tunnel. We found this to be an exciting experience, revealing an interesting aspect of Jewish cultural history.
Written November 19, 2020
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שי ל
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel50 contributions
חובה לבקר
Mar 2020 • Couples
מקום מהמם וחשוב הדרכה מרתקת ומסבירה פנים נותנת לך הרגשה כאילו חזרת בזמן
בימים חמים הכניסה לנקבות מרעננת המים קרים ומרעננים
יש צורך לבוא עם נעלים מתאימות להליכה במים
Stunning and important place Fascinating and welcoming instruction makes you feel like you are back in time
On hot days the entrance to the tunnel is refreshing and the water is cold and refreshing
It is necessary to come with suitable shoes for walking in the water
Written September 3, 2020
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Boaz G
Zichron Yaakov, Israel14 contributions
Great attraction with the family
Aug 2020
Great attraction with the family specially during the Summer walking in the water, the story of the guided tour makes great connection between what you see , the history and the bible
Written August 16, 2020
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Giselle W
4 contributions
Strill remember visiting this after 50 years
Jul 2019
I visited this back in the 1960s and still remember it well, utterly fascinating. So much so that I still remember it very clearly. Highly recommended to anyone with an interest in history, biblical or otherwise. I was a bit scared splashing through the narrow tunnel but thrilled to know that my feet were traveling a path that others have been following for nearly three thousand years. I wore waterproof shoes and shorts but didnt think of my handbag, which got soaked, ruining my passport. In these days of the backpack this is probably no longer a problem.
Written June 5, 2020
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Cynthia V
Coronado, CA20 contributions
Visit the tunnel on a hot day
Mar 2020
Depending on the weather the water in the tunnel can be up to the top of your thighs. Visit on a hot day so you clothes can dry.
Written March 22, 2020
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Just_Us_Dos
Houston, TX41 contributions
Don't miss!
Mar 2020
Our guide Gal was very well spoken and funny. The tour was informative and really fun going through the water tunnel! It really gave us a better perspective of the lay of the land. Definitely bring your water shoes and headlamp.
Written March 16, 2020
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John B
Phoenix, AZ101 contributions
Not sure how they carved this, but...
Mar 2020
There are two tunnels...the "dry" tunnel and the "wet" tunnel. We chose the dry tunnel...don't try it if you are not a thin person, or if you have claustrophobia. Some on our tour went through the wet tunnel and had changed into swim suits and beach shoes. I'm still not sure how the tunnels worked...we weren't there very long, but they both lead to Siloam Pool, which is mostly unexcavated.
Written March 14, 2020
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Carol D
Overland Park, KS1,612 contributions
A walk on the "wet" side
Feb 2020
Part of our tour of the City of David is a walk through Hezekiah's Tunnel. There are actually two tunnel options "wet" and "dry." Apparently the dry tunnel is more recent discovery compared to the "wet" tunnel. If you do the wet tunnel, quick dry pants, water shoes and flash light is a must. If you are claustrophobic, this is not a tour for you. Water comes up to 70 cm (in some spots). I am 5'7 and the highest it came up to me is mid thigh. Most of the time it was just above the ankle. You do need a flash light (head light or light to attach to body somewhere) because there is no lights in the tunnel. However everyone in our group had lights and it was pretty well lit when our tour when through. Water was cool, but you got use to it pretty quick. There are places where we had to bend over to cross, but I would say the majority of the time, I was standing straight up. Once out you end up at the Pool of Siloam also a more recent find. My understanding from those that took the dry tunnel is that it does have lights so no flash light is included and there were some narrow spots (turn side ways) area. It was a fun and different experience.
Written March 9, 2020
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Rob Y
Annandale, VA73 contributions
Must like tight spaces
Apr 2019
A very interesting "walk" through the tunnel carved out when Hezekiah was getting water into Jerusalem I would wear shoes you dont mind getting wet and bring a flashlight for sure. I enjoyed it immensely. Stay with your group! As there are other groups and different ways in and out.
Written March 5, 2020
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