Siloam Tunnel

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  • Address: Derech HaShiloah, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Timings: 05:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details
  • Phone: +972-026268700
  • Ticket Price: 29 ILS
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Archaeological Site , Tunnel

About Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem

The Siloam tunnel is also popularly known as Hezekiah's Tunnel and is basically a water tunnel that was carved in the ancient times under the City of David in Jerusalem. Visiting the tunnel would give you the chance to see the original walls of the City. Here, you would get an insight into the city’s history and the chance to admire the skills of the people in the Biblical times. At some points, the tunnel is about five feet high and the water there runs about two feet deep. Walking through the ancient tunnel is an incredible experience and you are sure to cherish the experience forever.

Siloam Tunnel Information

  • Other Contact No. +972 026266033
  • For people who suffer from Claustrophobia, avoid the Tunnels.
  • Last entrance to Warrens Shaft does not include walking through Hezekiah’s Tunnel.
  • Entrance to the tunnels is recommended for those 5 years and older.
  • Tickets can be purchased until two hours before closing time.
  • The last entrance to Hezekiah’s Tunnel is one hour before closing time.
  • The last entrance to the Warrens Shaft is one hour before closing time.

Siloam Tunnel Ticket Prices

City of David - Tours of Biblical Jerusalem:

Entrance Fee:

  • Adult- NIS 29
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 15

3D Movie (with prior reservation and to be bought with additional entrance fee):

  • Adult- NIS 13
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 13

Biblical City of David- Guided Tour:

  • Adult- NIS 60
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 45

Guided Tour for "Matmon" card owner:

  • Adult- NIS 35
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 32

Group over 30 people: Entrance fee

  • Adult- NIS 23
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 14

3D Movie for Group of over 30 people:

  • Adult- NIS 13
  • Child (5-18), senior citizen- NIS 13

For other tour prices of the City of David, Visit the official website. 

Siloam Tunnel Opening and Closing Hours

General Timings of the City:

Sunday- Thursday:

  • Winter: 5:00 pm - 8:00 am
  • Summer: 7:00 pm - 8:00 am

Friday:

  • Winter: 5:00 pm - 8:00 am
  • Summer: 7:00 pm - 8:00 am

Guided Tour timings:

Winter and Summer Schedule:

  • Hebrew Tour: Sunday- Thursday at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm; Friday at 10.00 am
  • English Tour: Sunday- Thursday at 10.00 am and 2.00 pm; Friday at 10.00 am

For other timings, visit the official website. 

How To reach Siloam Tunnel by Public Transport

  • Bus: At Wadi Hilweh 2
  • Light Rail: At Damascus Gate (1.3 kilometers away)
  • Taxi
  • Rent a Bike
  • On foot

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Things to Know Before Visiting Siloam Tunnel

  • 90.32% of people who visit Jerusalem include Siloam Tunnel in their plan

  • 89.23% of people start their Siloam Tunnel visit around 5 PM - 6 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Siloam Tunnel

Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

93.22% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Siloam Tunnel

People normally club together Mishkenot Sha'ananim and Jerusalem Theatre while planning their visit to Siloam Tunnel.

People also prefer to end their day with Siloam Tunnel.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Siloam Tunnel, Jerusalem Reviews

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  • One of the greatest sites in Jerusalem. Half a km in total darkness dwelling in knee high water. Historic wonder!

  • Must see in Jerusalem! This is actually the tunnel that was dug in the biblical account. It was a remarkable feat of engineering. Caution if you are clausterphobic as it can be a bit tight.

  • This was so much fun! After traveling deep beneath Jerusalem, you can follow this dark and short ancient tunnel from Biblical times. It spits you out about 500 meters down the road at the Siloam Pool.

  • Amazing to see the original walls of the city, and the tunnel described in the old testament narrative. Fascinating history.

  • Well worth the visit! If you are very tall you should know that you will be bent over as you walk through the tunnel. At some points the tunnel is about 5 feet tall and the water runs about 2.5 feet deep. The water is not frigid, but it is cool enough to refresh you on a hot day. There are places to change your clothes before entering. This place is not hard to get to if you go out Dung Gate near the Western Wall, head down the hill until you see a large wall that says "City of David" on the right across the street. Follow this wall and you will come up to Hezekiah's Tunnel.

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