“We now have marvelous memories of our visit to Bethel, which we will treasure forever.” So commented a couple from Vanuatu after visiting the facilities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States. Many of the tens of thousands who visit each year feel similarly.
Have you visited the United States Bethel complexes? If not, you are welcome to do so.
What will you see at the three main complexes?
World Headquarters, Warwick, New York. Tour three self-guided exhibits. One, with the theme “The Bible and the Divine Name,” features rare Bibles and highlights how God’s name has been preserved in the Scriptures. The exhibit “A People for Jehovah’s Name” is a visual history of Jehovah’s Witnesses. “World Headquarters—Faith in Action” explains how Jehovah’s Witnesses are organized to meet together, study the Bible, share the Bible’s message with others, and show love toward one another. You can also take a 20-minute guided tour that highlights sections of the Offices/Services Building and the Warwick grounds.
Watchtower Educational Center, Patterson, New York. Find out about the schools located there, such as the Watchtower Bible School of Gilead and the School for Branch Committee Members and Their Wives. You will also see displays and videos that tell about the work done in the office departments there, which include Art and Audio/Video Services.
Literature Printing and Shipping, Wallkill, New York. Join the guided tour to see how Bibles and Bible-based literature are printed, bound, and shipped to congregations in the United States, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world.
How do I reserve a tour?
Before making travel arrangements, please submit a tour reservation from our Office and Tour Information page. This page features additional information about the United States Bethel complexes, including their locations and the length of each tour.
Who are the tour guides?
Those who work in the various departments at Bethel give the tours. They consider this a part of their efforts to support our worldwide educational work. These tours are given in dozens of languages.
How much does a tour cost?
There is no charge.
Do you need to be one of Jehovah’s Witnesses to visit?
Not at all. Many who visit are not. Both Witnesses and non-Witnesses will gain insight into the organized efforts that support the worldwide work of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
A Muslim woman from India visited Patterson. After her tour, she said: “I would love to be a part of this. Thank you so much for showing me so much respect.”
Are children welcome?
Absolutely! A visit may have a profound effect on young ones. John, a visitor from the United States, wrote: “The children in our group have not stopped talking about the tour since we came home. Before the tour, Bethel service was an abstract idea, but now serving there has become a goal for them.”
Is it possible to tour the facilities of Jehovah’s Witnesses in other countries?
Yes. Tours are available in dozens of countries. To find a location, visit the Office and Tour Information page. We warmly welcome you to come and tour one of the branch offices of Jehovah’s Witnesses.