The museum is located above the Acropolis of the ancient city of Gadara. It Is a house that was built in the late Ottoman period in the 1860s. The house belongs to the family of Faleh Falah al-Rousan. It was named Beit al-Rousan (the House of Rousan) in honor of this family. The house is a traditional Arab house type consisting of a spacious central courtyard surrounded by a number of rooms and Diwans of various uses. It was renovated and adapted as a museum in 1990.
In addition to the archaeological museum in the ground floor, one can enjoy the beautiful views that can be seen from the four sides of the 2nd floor. Several mountains and cities (from Jordan, Palestine and Syria) can be viewed such as; Mount Tabur, Nazareth, Lake Tiberias, Golan Heights, Yarmouk Valley and Mount Sheikh, ..etc.