Around Jerusalem and the Dead Sea Sights

Good Samaritan Museum

  • Rte. 1 Map It
  • Maaleh Adumim

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

About 2,000 years ago, thieves ambushed a man traveling the Jerusalem–Jericho road, and only one passing Samaritan bothered to help him, dragging him to a nearby inn (Luke 10). Today, on what may be the same spot, is this museum, housed in a restored Ottoman inn. It's an extensive collection of intricate mosaics scraped off the floors of churches, synagogues, and Samaritan houses of worship in Gaza and the West Bank. When you visit, ask to see the silent film about the parable dating from the 1920s, filmed on the very same arid hills that stretch for miles from the museum. The staff here has plenty of information and maps about nearby sites and trails as well. The museum is 8 km (5 miles) east of Maaleh Adumim.

Sight Information

Address:

Rte. 1, Maaleh Adumim, Jerusalem, 90665, Israel

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Phone:

02-633–8230

Website: www.parks.org.il

Sight Details:

  • NIS 22

Published 05/04/2017

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