The original inn was a roadside hostel on the route between Jericho and Jerusalem from the Roman Era to the Ottoman Era. Today a museum displays the archeological findings at the site. The excavation revealed parts of a 6th century Byzantine church, Crusader remains and a wall from an Ottoman Era inn. The highlight of this indoor and outdoor museum is the historic mosaics. There are mosaics on display which have been brought here from other locations in Gaza and the West Bank. The Inn is best known as the setting for the Biblical parable told by Jesus about a “good Samaritan” (Luke 10:29-37).