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The Bahá’í Gardens
in ‘Akko

The approach to the circular garden is a long, straight path framed with cypress trees and informal plantings. As you walk, the silence seems to grow in intensity. Entering the heart of the site is like arriving in a world of peace and serenity, a wall-less sanctuary that is protected without being enclosed.

‘Akko Self Guided Visit

Route 8501, Northern ‘Akko 
No Reservation Required


About Visit

The Bahá’í Gardens are located in North ‘Akko, across from Bustan Hagalil, on oldAkko-Nahariya road 8510, at the end of the old access road 8501. The area features a long ornamental path bordered by flowers and trees. 

General Information

Location: Route 8501, Northern ‘Akko 

Open: Thursday to Monday

Hours: 09:00 – 16:00

Shrine Hours: 09:00 – 12:00

Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday

Entrance Fee: Entrance is free of charge.

Entrance: The entrance is near the North ‘Akko intersection on National Road 4, at the end of the old access road to Kibbutz Shomrat.

Parking: Parking is available for cars and buses.

Dress: Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and reaches your knees, with no tears. Because of the pebbled paths and occasionally slippery pavements, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes with good traction. During the summer months, consider bringing a hat and sunscreen.

Food and drink: Visitors are welcome to bring their own bottle of water, but drinking other beverages, eating, chewing gum, and smoking are not allowed inside the gardens.​

Restrooms A public restroom is located inside. 

Accessibility

Please call or email 7 business days in advance to arrange a tour or to request special assistance.

  • The garden paths are long and mostly pebbled.

  • There are a limited number of benches.

  • There are designated accessible parking and a load/unload zone near the entrance.

  • An accessible restroom is located inside the gardens.

‘Akko Guided Tour

Route 8501, Northern ‘Akko 
By Reservation Only


About Tour

The Bahá’í Gardens in ‘Akko are located at the northern edge of the city. The entrance is near the North ‘Akko intersection on National Road 4, at the end of the old access road to Kibbutz Shomrat. This location has designated parking.

The Bahá’í Gardens at Bahjí in ‘Akko form a wide circle surrounding the historic mansion where Bahá’u’lláh, the Prophet-Founder of the Bahá’í Faith, resided during the final years of His life and the shrine where His remains were laid to rest.

General Information

Location: Route 8501, Northern ‘Akko 

Tours Availability: Saturdays and Sundays by reservation

Entrace Fee: Entrance is free of charge.

Entrance: The entrance is near the North ‘Akko intersection on National Road 4, at the end of the old access road to Kibbutz Shomrat.

Parking: Parking is available for cars and buses.

Dress: Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and reaches your knees, with no tears. Because of the pebbled paths and occasionally slippery pavements, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes with good traction. During the summer months, consider bringing a hat and sunscreen.

Food and drink: Visitors are welcome to bring their own bottle of water, but drinking other beverages, eating, chewing gum, and smoking are not allowed inside the gardens.​

Restrooms A public restroom is located inside. 

Accessibility

Please call or email 7 business days in advance to arrange a tour or to request special assistance.

  • The garden paths are long and mostly pebbled.

  • There are a limited number of benches.

  • There are designated accessible parking and a load/unload zone near the entrance.

  • An accessible restroom is located inside the gardens.

Recommendations and
Reminders

The Bahá’í Gardens are religious sites that are open to the general public without charge. As in most other such sites, visitors are asked to wear modest clothing that covers their shoulders and reaches their knees, to help keep the place clean and beautiful, and to behave in a manner that is considerate of the sensitivities of others.

Dress

Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and reaches your knees, with no tears. Because of the pebbled paths and occasionally slippery pavements, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes with good traction. During the summer months, consider bringing a hat and sunscreen.

Photography

Photography is permitted, except for the interior of the Shrines.

Food and drink

Visitors are welcome to bring their own bottle of water, but drinking other beverages, eating, chewing gum and smoking are not allowed inside the gardens.

Other Prohibitions

Kindly do not bring animals or weapons.

Gardens closed

The gardens are closed on Bahá’í holy days and Yom Kippur. They may also be closed temporarily in rainy weather.
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