Ben-Gurion's Desert Home
The home of David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, and his wife Paula, is located on Kibbutz Sde Boker. The home has been preserved exactly as it was on the day of the prime minister's passing in 1973.
Three exhibitions were recently opened on the kibbutz, each showcasing David Ben-Gurion's personality and ideals in innovative ways. The first home built in the area features a fascinating display centered on Kibbutz Sde Boker, the late prime minister, and his vision for the Negev. In the adjacent building, visitors are invited to play fun computer games that focus on the Negev, the IDF, and the role of Israeli youth. The third new exhibition includes a movie that celebrates Ben-Gurion's leadership, projected on a large screen.
Additional attractions on or near Kibbutz Sde Boker – just a quick drive from Ben-Gurion's home – include the Midreshet Ben-Gurion field school, and David and Paula Ben-Gurion's graves, located at the heart of a gorgeous national park with footpaths, cliffs, and verdant meadows, where visitors can admire breathtaking views of Nahal Zin (Wadi Fikra) and Ramat Avdat.
Call +972-8-656-0469 to arrange your visit in advance.