Tower of David

The Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem is located in the medieval citadel known as the Tower of David, near the Jaffa Gate, the historic entrance to the Old City.

The Tower of David Museum details the city’s major events in its history beginning with the first evidence of a city in Jerusalem in the second millennium BCE, until the city became the capital of the State of Israel, as well as its significance to three religions.  The permanent exhibition illustrates the city’s history along the axis of time using myriad methods and includes explanations in Hebrew, Arabic and English.

The Tower of David

Photo: Ron Peled

In addition to being a museum of history, the Tower of David relates to both the past and the future. The museum stages temporary exhibitions which integrate the unique location and majesty of the ancient Citadel and its history with a contemporary presentation of artistic and historical issues. The museum also hosts lectures and special events in music, dance and drama as well as dozens of educational activities and programs.

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Phone: 02-6265333

Address: Tower of David – Museum of the History of Jerusalem

Jaffa Gate, PO BOX 14005

Jerusalem 91140, ISRAEL


Opening Hours:

September – June:

Sunday to Thursday 10:00-16:00

Friday: closed (open for group visits – advance coordination required)

Saturday, holiday eves, holidays 10:00-14:00

July – August:

Sunday to Thursday, Saturday: 10:00-17:00  

Friday: 10:00-14:00


Daily guided tours of the permanent exhibition – for individuals:


Hebrew: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30

(in July and August also on Fridays at 10:30)

English: Sundays to Thursdays at 11:00

(in July and August also on Fridays at 11:00)

French: Tuesdays at 11:00

Tours are included in admission fee.


Tours are not available on holidays and holiday eves.




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