Tower of David
The Tower of David is an ancient citadel originally built as a fortress alongside the Old City of Jerusalem. It dates back to the Middle Ages and is located at the city’s Jaffa Gate entrance. In modern times, the “Tower of David” is home to the Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem.
The Tower of David medieval fortification is now a complex of archaeological sites. On display are remains dating back to the First Temple period, the Hasmonean era, Herod’s castle and the Ummayid Kingdom. Visitors to the Tower of David view a model reconstructing the edifice with moat, tower and various military and residential sections.
The Tower of David Museum is housed within the citadel. The museum outlines the stories that took place outside of the citadel’s fortified walls from the time of its original construction and through to present day. The museum features permanent exhibits about the history, rotating displays of Israeli art and current events. The Tower of David Museum boasts an incredible sound and light show offering a guided journey through the city’s one-of-a-kind history; the show accompanies guests as they look out over the Old City of Jerusalem. The museum also organizes special events, lectures and educational activities for the general public; it also is available for private celebrations and events.
Museum & David Citadel: September - June, Sunday - Thursday, 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday, 10 am -2pm. Tower of David: July & August, (as above) until 5 pm, Fridays, 10 am -2 pm. Individual and guided tours are available with advanced booking.