Individuals and families

Why visit Shiloh?

Here you can walk the paths of Ancient Shiloh, discover the Bible stories and the different periods among the stones and the fascinating archeological findings.
Every great story starts in a specific place…and ours starts here.

This is the place where, starting from the time when Joshua Ben Nun led the Jewish People, the Tabernacle stood for 369; the place where the tribal inheritances were divided among the tribes. Here the Tu b’Av festival of love celebrations took place, and the tribes were reunited.
Here is where Elkana came, “to bow down and offer sacrifices to God in Shiloh,” and this is where Hannah prayed for a son. Her prayer was answered. Samuel was born and Hannah brought him here, where he grew up to be a prophet and a leader.

Shiloh was also the home of Ahiya the Shilonite, who prophesied to Jeroboam the son of Nebat, about the division of the kingdom of the House of David after King Solomon’s reign, and about the exile of the Ten Tribes of Israel.

Ancient Shiloh brings you an experience that connects the past with the future, heaven and earth, nation and individual, the Bible and the landscape all around.

A visit to Ancient Shiloh includes futuristic multi-media presentations that tell the fascinating and unique stories of ancient Shiloh and the Tabernacle.

Self-guided tour

A self-guided tour of Ancient Shiloh includes:

Strolling among the antiquities of the city (guided by a map with explanations of various points of interest); watching the multi-media presentation:

HaRoeh Observation Tower – audiovisual presentation

Shiloh Chronicles Museum

The Tabernacle Hologram

The Storehouses presentation

A visit to the site of the Tabernacle

The interactive family game “Secret of the Incense” is available at the visitors center at the entrance to the site.

Important notes Latest entry to the site – an hour and a half before closing


Ancient Shiloh, which brings together the past, present and future, offers visitors three state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits.

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HaRoeh Observation Tower

This one-of-a-kind visitors center stands prominently on the summit of Tel Shiloh, offers visitors to this site a unique audiovisual experience that will add to their knowledge of Shiloh throughout the generations.

The ground floor of the tower features the Shiloh Chronicles Museum, whose multimedia presentation includes a display of archaeological findings from the excavations and delightful video clips on each era of Shiloh’s ancient history.

The upper floor is an auditorium that seats 54 and has 12 huge windows that are also video screens. The advanced technology presentation merges the biblical stories of this site with the natural landscape in which they took place, as the windows become alternately clear and opaque.

The film brings visitors the fascinating story of Ancient Shiloh, with the biblical characters of Joshua, Eli the High Priest, Elkana, Hannah and Samuel the Prophet.

This film was produced in Shiloh, with the participation of 150 local actors, and is available in six languages.

HaRoeh Observation Tower also offers visitors a panoramic view of the entire region.

The tower was designed by architect Gad Politi and was built in 2013. The nine-meter-tall tower is composed of two interconnected cones, one with its base on the ground, and the other with its base facing the sky.

The architect explains that the design represents the Jewish People, planted firmly in the land of its traditions and history, while at the same time looking up, toward the heavens and the future.

HaRoeh Observation Tower was built with the generous assistance of the Falic family of Miami, in memory of Haim (Fima) Falic, o.b.m.

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The Tabernacle Hologram

This advanced technology presentation brings to life the construction and dismantling of the Tabernacle and its furnishings, with three-dimensional images that hover in the air, and tells the story of the Tabernacle’s wanderings from the Sinai Desert to the First Temple in Jerusalem.

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The Storehouses presentation

A reconstruction of the storehouses from the Tabernacle period, using augmented reality (AR) technology. The monitors show the houses being rebuilt on the hillside facing the visitors.

The excavation of these houses unearthed exciting jars and bowls that teach about life in Shiloh in the Tabernacle period. Using the monitors, visitors can locate the findings and, using their imagination, travel back to those far-off days.

Opening hours


Winter 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Summer 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fridays and holiday eves 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lates entry – an hour and a half before closing

Sun.-Thu., 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Telephone for reservations:


During Passover, Sukkot and summer vacation, special activities are held, and there are changes in the opening times and entrance fees, accordingly.

For further details visit the “Around the Year” page.