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Day trip to Biblical History Center in LaGrange Georgia

How would you like to step back in time and spend the day experiencing daily life from the ancient biblical world? We just did and it was amazing!

A day trip to the Biblical History Center, in LaGrange, Georgia is an extraordinary experience. Leaving the Birmingham, AL area at 6:00 am was early for a day tour, but it was well worth it! We passed around muffins, cinnamon rolls and snacks to make sure everyone was fueled up for the day. Our motorcoach driver, Harold, from Cline Tours was kind, courteous and even got us to our destination early. You can’t start a trip out better than that!

Our Anderson Travel and Tours group toured the Biblical Life Artifacts Gallery first, which is an amazing place to look back in time to see a glimpse of what daily life was like in ancient times. We saw artifacts in realistic settings from the lives of farmers, shepherds and fishermen in addition to house and tomb examples from the old and new testaments. According to our wonderful guide, there are 250 artifacts from the National Treasures of Israel, on long-term collection from the Israel Antiquities Authority, exhibited in life-like settings. The Biblical History Center is one of only eight museums in the world, and the only one in the Southeast US, to have such a collection.

Next, our group toured the Archaeological Replica Garden, which houses 23 life-size replicas of structures found in excavation in Israel, Malta, and Jordan.  We sat in an authentic goat-hair tent, saw biblical-era tombs and explored an ancient replicated village and city gate that showed what life was like 2,000 years ago.

The highlight of the day was The Biblical Meal. Our group enjoyed a four-course meal consisting of delicious food items such as soup, salad, dried fruits, fresh fruits, boiled eggs, nuts, hummus, chicken skewers, bread, spinach dip, dessert, grape juice and water. Our engaging and knowledgeable guide explained the ancient meal practices including those of the Passover and the Last Supper, and the setting of the table for reconciliation. Each person in our group was told who would have been in their seat during the Last Supper, based on this type of meal practice, which was very interesting.

No matter how well you know the Bible or how well you think you know ancient history, there are many things you will learn during a day trip to The Biblical History Center. This is a wonderful place that truly brings ancient history to life.

On our way home, we stopped at the Legacy Museum on Main which features exhibits about LaGrange and Troup County, Georgia. We took a guided walking tour of historic downtown LaGrange and ended the day at the LaFayette Fountain in LaFayette square. This is a beautiful fountain surrounded by gorgeous flowers with the backdrop of the histroical area. We were lucky enough to tour while American Flags were one display for Memorial Day.

If you’re looking for a great tour for your church, group or association, LaGrange is a great option. There are so many other things to do and see there as well, such as the Hills and Dales Estate, Bellevue Estate, and West Point Lake. If you are looking for a family weekend trip, the Great Wolf Lodge is also a fun option. You could even include a visit to Callaway Gardens or Atlanta during a longer stay.

Contact Anderson Travel and Tours for more information on planning a group or family trip to LaGrange, Georgia.