Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing)

Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing)

Mount Gerizim Site (Mount of Blessing)
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Mount Gerizim covers an area of a hundred acres and contains the remains of the Hellenistic city and Byzantine church compound. The tour lasts about an hour and a half to two hours. The site also includes a museum, church, Passover sacrificial site and a tahini paste factory. We recommend combining your tour with a preliminary tour of the Samaritan neighborhood. For opening hours, please visit our website.
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David Ha'ivri 🇮🇱
Israel478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This site is administered by the Israel National Parks association. It has parking, restrooms and a small gift shop. There is an entrance fee and a video presentation. Beautiful views from the top of the mountain which is one of the highest peaks in this area. Tells the story of the Samaritan people to whom this mountain is considered holy. We pass through the Samaritain neighborhood to reach this site. In the neighborhood there is a museum and other attractions nearby. Very worthy of a visit.
Written January 27, 2020
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kcgaryd
Hugoton, KS12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We checked ahead of time for Holy Days and arrived on a Friday morning when both this site and the Samaritan museum were open. We paid separate entrance fees, and friendly staff assisted us at both places. Mt. Gerizim contains archaeological ruins and awesome views - for Bible readers, the history is fascinating. We watched the film inside before the walking tour, and enjoyed both. There are steps and stone walkways, so the trail would be difficult for people with mobility limitations. Would highly recommend a visit.
Written June 14, 2019
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TravelerTP
Northern Virginia, VA934 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
It seems like maybe there was more to do there than what we did, but we just made a short stop with our guide. There was an awesome view and the significance of this spot was not lost on us. Understanding that this was where the blessings were pronounced over the tribes was awesome. It also gave us a distant glimpse of a few sites that we were told were not very safe for us to go to at that particular time (Joseph's tomb and the samaritan well). It was a short stop on our tour, but still pretty awesome.
Written May 4, 2019
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cookpias
Los Angeles, CA1,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We could not get to the Mount on Sabbath as the gates were closed, but we were able to walk through the Samaritan village. Unfortunately the museum was also closed, but it was interesting to see the place and the special beliefs of this small group who has been here since the time of King Solomon. The views of Nablus are also stunning.
Written February 21, 2019
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robodocny
Cedarhurst, NY455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
This is the mountain upon which the children of Israel were blessed. Beautiful vista. Looking down from our vantage point is the city of Shchem (Nablus) and you can see Joseph’s Tomb. Look across the valley to the opposite peak and see Mount Eval, the site of the potential curse.

The view is magnificent

This is in the Samaritan area. They celebrate Jewish holidays with a different tradition and different set of laws.

Fascinating

The photos do not do justice to the view.
Written January 25, 2019
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AlbertoGuidoTel-Aviv
Tel Aviv, Israel291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
I visited first the village with the Samaritans Museum. It is definitely an interesting place where you can learn a lot about the Samaritans. their religion and holidays.
Then I drove to the site from where you have a beautiful view on Shechem and the nearest villages. You have the opportunity to picnic as there are shadowed places where you can consume your lunch
Written September 7, 2018
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OrangeSunset441
Tel Aviv, Israel237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
I visited Gerizim Mount during the Samaritan Shavuot Festival. It was an extraordinary experience, the community is friendly and the nature is breathtaking.
Written June 25, 2018
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kiwisc0t
Auckland Central, New Zealand237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
Our tour guide showed us the views from the top of Mt Gerizim and looking across to Mt Ebal and down to NAblus (Schechem)/ The Samaritan ruis are well presented and it is intriguing to hear the stories of different peoples associated with the site. Very happy we visited here.
Written May 2, 2018
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Abe c
Modiin, Israel31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Remains of the Samaritans most sacred place. Archeologist and historians believe that this is the place were Samaritans built their temple replacing the Jerusalem temple. An impressive church was built there over the remains of the temple. You can see the remains only.Beautiful view of Nablus , a Palestinian city. The old tomb of biblical Joseph can be seen from a far. Also the archeological remains of the old city of Shechem can be identified from a far. An historic place mentioned in the Bible several times.
Upon arrival, the entrance to the site is closed for security reasons. You have to call the guard using a bell situated at the door for him to open the gate.
The place is in a security zone C, in the West Bank.
Written June 9, 2017
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Ken B
Monterey, CA30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
There were no other visitors and we had to honk the horn a bunch at the gate to get the guards to open up. It was cloudy and even drizzled a bit but the views were amazing.

If you're Christian you can't get into the Dome of the Rock where Abraham was going to offer Isaac but the Samaritans believe it happened here, and, as undeveloped as this place is was it was a lot easier to imagine a ram getting its horns caught in a thicket nearby.
Written March 29, 2017
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