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The Good Samaritan Museum

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The museum offers archeological remains, including magnificent mosaics from the Byzantine period, an ancient building and church and a courtyard displaying a variety of archeological findings. One of the museum’s wings is dedicated to the story...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
| Road 1, between Jerusalem and Jericho, Jericho, Palestinian Territories
+972 2-633-8230
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum hold a unique collection of mosaics, and therefore it is a must stop on the way to the Dead Sea - only if you're interested in archaeology and/or the theological history of the Holy Land. The museum is very conveniently accessible from the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ovedda
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Have passed this relatively new museum any number of times over the years but never took the time to stop and check out what was done with a once fairly drab set of structures and ruins. This time I was on a tour of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bfindysz
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

If you already have the national parks pass (and I believe this is one of the sites included there), it’s worth a stop. Otherwise, it’s really just mostly mosaics. It is a museum with a small archeological site. As a Catholic pilgrim, I wanted to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank merkchan
Reviewed June 25, 2018

Beautiful museum which you can explore while listening to a (free) audio guide. Beautiful views and amazing history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Petra v
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Pros 👍Good parking 👍 bathrooms were well stocked and weren't crowded 👍 Our bus was the only bus 👍 beautiful covered outdoor chapel 👍 many mosaics 👍 site of an ancient synagogue Cons 👎 not much to see, mostly mosaics

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tripadvis0r201607
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Start by visiting the cave, where the story of the goid samaritan and the place is presented in a short film. This film even includes the Seinfeld episode about the good samaritan law. Then go to museum, which has restored originals of mosaics which were...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank scope_11
Reviewed December 9, 2017

If you really like mosaics, art and history I recommend to go there. This national park shows a very big collection of all the ancient mosaics in the west bank. Synegougs, churches and more. It’s on the way to the dead sea and doesn’t cost...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank RamiR323
Reviewed December 9, 2017

As a tour guide I often take clients to this site because it gives them a window into the cultures and people who have lived here. There are 2 parts: antiquities from various periods, mostly Roman, Byzantine and Crusader and Samaritan, Jewish and Christian mosaic...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank iguide
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

The place has been renovated and now includes many different mosaics and a voice tour. It is nice as a stop on the way to the dead sea. Plan about an hour.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank David H
Reviewed March 31, 2017

Not sure if the claims they make are accurate. The building is beautiful but this seems like a tourist trap.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank debbiecF8909ZU
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