See the vision of this full-sized, all-wood ark come together, dream by beam
Located in Williamstown, Kentucky, the Ark Encounter is a one-of-a-kind historically themed attraction. In an entertaining, educational, and immersive way, it presents a number of historical events centered on the Ark and
the Flood as presented in the Book of Genesis.
View the skills and techniques of the Amish craftsmen primarily responsible for the timber construction of this amazing structure
Discover the construction details of the largest timber-framed building in the world: 510 feet long; 85 feet wide; 51 feet high based on the Bible’s dimensions (300 cubits long; 50 cubits wide; 30 cubits high) and using the Hebrew long cubit of 20.4 inches
Learn fascinating facts that include how the 3.3 million board feet of wood used could be laid out from Kentucky to Philadelphia, over 600 miles!
The project is an engineering masterpiece gathering some of the most skilled craftsman and contractors in the country. It presents the world with a reminder of the Bible’s account of the Ark. Here are the details of how it all
Table of Contents
The Vision - Ken Ham
The Plan - LeRoy S. Troyer, FAIA
Foundation, Piers & Slab
Inside the Ark
Building of the Exhibits - Patrick Marsh
The Finished Product
Ark Encounter Facts