The Israelites made pilgrimage to the Tabernacle at Shiloh three times a year for approximately 369 years.
They left a great deal of evidence and many artifacts behind. Fragments of many ceramic vessels are scattered throughout the area. There is a storage building filled with collar-necked jars that had contained the gifts that the pilgrims brought. A lucky few can still sense the lingering aroma of incense.
Ancient Shiloh is the best place to learn about the Tabernacle, its vessels, and the sacred incense.
Ancient Shiloh offers many activities and experiences that help visitors understand and imagine even a little of what went on during the time that the Tabernacle stood.
3-D glasses: With the help of special technology, visitors can enjoy a virtual-reality tour inside the Tabernacle in Shiloh. Visitors can wander around the Tabernacle courtyard and enter the Tabernacle itself — yes, even the Holy of Holies! You can also get a close look at the Tabernacle’s vessels.
The Wall of the High Priest’s Breastplate: This is a special structure containing twelve cubes in the shape of a breastplate. The installation contains four panels with information about the Tabernacle: the stones used in the High Priest’s breastplate, the work of constructing the Tabernacle, the vessels that were used there, the clothing that the High Priest wore, and Shiloh in ancient times.
The model of the Tabernacle: A complete model of the Tabernacle is on display, including vessels made of gold plating, silver, and copper. This exhibit is one-of-a-kind!
Incense workshop: A special workshop where participants learn about the ingredients that were used in the sacred incense. We will touch them, learn about them, and prepare fake incense to smell and enjoy.
The story of Shiloh and of the Tabernacle in Shiloh: We will watch the exciting presentation at the Prophet’s Tower