The Herzl Museum
The Herzl Museum is located atop of Har Herzl (Mount Herzl). Har Herzl is a military cemetery and also the burial site of many great Israeli leaders including Yitzhak Rabin and Golda Meir. Theodor Herzl's tomb is the center of attraction on the Mountain.
The museum details the life of Theodor Herzl, and it describes the many contributions he made to the Zionist cause. An hour-long video creatively portrays the motivations and visions of the Zionist leader. Harsh anti-Semitic sentiments in both Europe and the United States led to Theodor Herzl's pursuit of an entirely Jewish state.
While the film and the museum depict the greatness of the Israeli cause, they do not pretend that Israel is the perfect state. The film also notes the work that needs to be done to fulfill the original goals of Zionism.
The Herzl Tomb is located on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
Hours of Admission:
Length of the visit to
the museum: About 75 minutes.
Visits to the museum must be arranged
in advance. Other visitors will be permitted
to enter on a space available basis. The
Museum is located at the entrance to Mt.
Herzl, Herzl Blvd., Jerusalem.
The Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Sources: The Herzl Museum, The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California