Bedford, Virginia

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Bedford, Virginia, USA

Attractions in Bedford, Virginia

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Avenel
    413 Avenel Avenue, Bedford, VA 24523
    540-586-1814, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored Virginia Landmark is open for tours by appointment. more info  map

  • Bedford County Courthouse
    Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523
    This Classical Revival-style building features an Ionic-order porch, Corinthian columns, and Flemish-bond brickwork. The massive triangular pediment has a unique design... more info  map

  • Bedford Meeting House
    Located in Downtown Bedford
    Built as the first meeting house for Methodist in Liberty, this Greek Revival house was meticulously restored by the Bedford Historical Society in 1970 and is listed on... more info  map

  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
    Located off Route 661
    434-534-8118, Built as President Thomas Jefferson's personal retreat, this octagonal home and plantation exemplifies natural beauty. Interpretative tours, programs, and exhibits... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • James River Restored Canal Lock
    Located at Milepost 63.6
    540-586-4357, A major transportation artery through Virginia for centuries, this canal lock is part of the 19th century James River and Kanawha Canal System that was the main artery... more info  map

  • National D-Day Memorial
    P.O. Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523
    Interchange of Routes 460 Bypass and 122
    540-586-DDAY, Bedford suffered the most D-Day losses per capita than any other United States town and this memorial honors the Allied forces that participated in the invasion of... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Bedford Public Central Library
    321 North Bridge Street, Bedford, VA 24523
    540-586-8911, Serving the Bedford community since 1900, this full service library offers a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, reference, and children's books, as well as programs... more info  map

  • Buchanan Library
    19795 Main Street, Buchanan, VA 24066
    540-254-2538, The Buchanan Library is normally open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00... more info

Museums & Galleries

  • Bedford City/County Museum
    201 East Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523
    540-586-4520, Housed in a building which was built in 1895 as a Masonic Temple and is the only example of Romanesque Revival architecture in Bedford, this impressive museum showcases... more info  map

  • Sedalia Center, The
    1108 Sedalia School Road, Bedford, VA 24526
    Located in Big Island
    434-299-5080, Known as "Central Virginia's Best Kept Secret," this center promotes the cultural arts and offers five annual cultural festivals, children and adult art related classes,... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Explore Park
    Located at Milepost 115 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
    540-427-1880, Nestled deep within the Ridge, this 1,100 acre park offers a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy such as 12 miles of well maintained mountain bike... more info  map

  • Liberty Lake Park
    939 Burk's Hill Road, Bedford, VA 24523
    540-587-6001, A beautiful, 60 acre park which has many features including three playgrounds, a stocked fishing lake, fishing docks, three ball fields, three lighted tennis courts, a... more info  map

  • Poplar Park
    Located on Grand Arbre Drive
    540-586-9401, This one and a half acre park features picnic tables and benches throughout. more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina
    3619 Airport Road, Moneta, VA 24121
    540-297-7100, Lunch, dinner, Sunday luncheon, themed, private charter and specialty cruises aboard a 63-foot long, 19th century replica of a sidewheeler are offered by Virginia Dare... more info

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Hickory Hill Winery
    1722 Hickory Cove Lane, Bedford, VA 24121
    540-296-1393, This small, family operated winery is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the east side of Smith Mountain Lake. The vineyard was once a cattle farm... more info  map

  • Peaks of Otter Winery
    2122 Sheep Creek Road, Bedford, VA 24523
    540-586-3707, "Virginia’s first fruit winery and Bedford’s oldest winery." more info  map


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