Waco, Texas: Branch Davidian Massacre Site

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Mount Carmel Massacre Site

1781 Double EE Ranch Rd, Waco, TX
Mount Carmel Massacre Site. Northeast of the city. Hwy 2491 (Elk Rd) about five miles east of Loop 340. You'll come to a split in the road, but stay on 2491 which bears to the left. Not far from the split you'll see large, wavy metal gates on the left (Double E Ranch Rd). Just beyond that property is a gravel road on the left (Double EE Ranch Rd). Turn down that gravel road. The Mount Carmel property is a short distance on the right. No entry if the gate is closed.
Daily 9 AM-dusk. No entry if the gate is closed.
Suggested donation: $10 per car.
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Branch Davidian Massacre Site
The compound where David Koresh and his followers met their infernal apocalypse in 1993. A home-built memorial simulates their graves. Tours and DVDs are available for a small donation. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Branch Davidian Swimming Pool.

Branch Davidian Compound Swimming Pool

The original swimming pool from the site of the 1993 Branch Davidian siege is the last remaining component of the original compound, and can still be visited today. The site is open if the gate is open.

[Greg Brown, 01/29/2019]

Burned out bus ruins.

Branch Davidian Massacre Site

First visit since the mini-series. Pretty sobering. The underground bus is still there and images of what took place are very much alive.

[Danny, 03/10/2018]

Paramount Network's 6-parter about Waco's 51-day standoff and deadly result aired in early 2018.

Branch Davidian Massacre Site

I've always been interested in all of this. I've been to the site in 1995, 2005, and today. With the recent TV mini series, there were a lot of visitors there. This was also the first time I've been brave enough to get out and walk around. You can walk all the way up to the new church built on the site of the old compound. You can still see the cement outlines of the old buildings. You can tell which cement slab was the bunker and to the left is what looks like a pond that was where the buses were buried and connected to the compound through underground tunnels. There is still a bus there.

[Busted Suitcase, 03/05/2018]

Branch Davidian Massacre Site.

Branch Davidian Massacre Site

Residents and Trustees Charles and Alexa Pace invite you to come visit the Branch Davidian Massacre Site between the hours of 9 AM until dusk, seven days a week, unless the weather is bad. If the gate is closed we are not taking any visitors. Please do not try to force the gate open. We do not charge admission but appreciate donations to help us maintain this historic site. We are willing to give tours upon request for a small donation, and have brochures and DVDs available, also for a small donation, that tell the real story of what happened here. Please visit our church or office if you're interested in obtaining the "Waco Murder" DVD. Thank you and God Bless you.

[Charles Pace, 09/14/2017]

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