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
    This historic building is the focal point of a 200 acre plantation that has served as the centerpiece in the social, cultural, and political life of Bedford for over 150 years. The unique and...
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  • Bedford County Courthouse

    Located on Main Street
    This Classical Revival building features an Ionic-order porch, Corinthian columns, and Flemish-bond brickwork. The massive triangular pediment has a unique design incorporating symbols of the local...
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  • 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 the National Register of...
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  • 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 enable visitors to see restoration...
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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 of trade between Richmond and...
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  • 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 Normandy on June 6, 1944. With its...
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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 designed for both adults and...
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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 Bedford's history from early...
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  • 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, and indoor musical...
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National Parks & Natural Wonders

  • Peaks of Otter

    Located at Milepost 86 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
    540-587-4995
    These twin mountain peaks rise to an elevation of 4, 200 feet, affording a unique opportunity to enjoy spectacular scenic vistas and sunrises. Interpretative programs, wildlife exhibits, walking...
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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 trails, fishing, canoeing, and...
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  • 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 state-of-the-art skateboard...
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  • Poplar Park

    Located on Grand Arbre Drive
    540-586-9401
    This one and a half acre park features picnic tables and benches throughout.
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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 Cruises & Marina, located at...
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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 and the winery was once the...
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  • Peaks of Otter Winery

    2122 Sheep Creek Road
    Bedford, VA 24523
    540-586-3707
    The winery produces over 25 different "Fruit of the Farm" wines, which tend to be a little sweet with a little bit of acid. The wines are an excellent choice to complement some entrees and are also...
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