The ruins of Qumran are under the auspice of the Qumran National Park, west of the Road 90 going along the Dead Sea. The turn to the Park is some 7 km south from Beit Haarava junction.
Qumran is known as the site where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. While the scrolls themselves are now displayed in Jerusalem's Israel Museum, the cave complex is open to visitors. Today, Qumran is one of the leading centers for tourism in the West Bank.
Apart from visiting the site and watching the movie you can go on a hike - there is tourist route starting at the site going up - standard considerations for hiking in the desert apply (water, not alone, flashfloods).
The shop carries a large variety of cosmetics, textiles, jewelry, books and souvenirs.
The self-service restaurant caters for the needs of travelers offering a large selection of traditional dishes and refreshments.