This is the house of Paula and David Ben-Gurion. In his will, the first Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, bequeathed his home to the State of Israel. Today, the house has become a public museum featuring memorabilia, historical documents, and many of his personal belongings, including an impressive collection of 20,000 books. Step inside to learn what Ben Gurion’s life was like as the primary national founder of the State of Israel.

It was built from 1929-to 1939 in Tel-Aviv’s first laborer neighborhood and served as the couple’s permanent residence until they settled in Sde Boker. The Declaration of Independence was given the final touches in this house, and its final version was written. Ben-Gurion departed to the old Tel Aviv Museum to declare the establishment of the State of Israel on the 5th of the month of Iyar 5708, the 14th of May 1948. The visit to the Ben-Gurion house allows for a real, tangible, and personal “touch” of the constitutive events in the history of the State of Israel and a direct encounter with the figure and lifestyle of David Ben-Gurion.

The house of Paula and David Ben-Gurion was just it was during their lifetime, with the original furniture and objects which served them during the time they lived there. The house contains David Ben-Gurion’s rich library of over 20,000 titles on various subjects, which is open to the visiting.