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Historic Sites

In Destination Bedford, history means more to us than the facts cited on a roadside marker. The historic events that have shaped Bedford County have also helped direct the course of history in America and the world.
You’ll stand in awe of the stories of bravery and sacrifice as you visit the National D-Day Memorial, especially when you learn why this great monument is located in Bedford.


Kitchen tour at Poplar Forest

Poplar Forest tour

More than 150 years earlier, the nation’s third president and author of the Declaration of Independence spent time at his beloved retreat here in Bedford County. Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of this revered founding father.

Civil War sites, historic buildings and more round out the list of interesting historical attractions in Destination Bedford.

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Avenel

413 Avenel Avenue
PO Box 686
Bedford, VA 24523
  • 540-586-1814
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Bedford Boys Tribute Center

104 N. Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523
  • 540-425-5598
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Bedford Boys Tribute Center

Bedford County Courthouse

123 East Main St.
Bedford , VA 24523
  • 540-586-7632
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Bedford Meeting House

149 W Main St
Bedford, VA 24523
  • 540-586-8587
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Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library 

201 E. Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
  • 540-586-4520
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Big Otter Mill

3533 Big Island Highway
Bedford , VA 24523
  • 434-455-2308 
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Civil War Trails

  • (757) 378-5462
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Civil War Trails

James River Restored Canal Lock

Blue Ridge Parkway
Bedford, VA 24523
  • 540-586-4357
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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Circle
P.O. Box 77
Bedford, VA 24523
  • 800-351-DDAY
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National D-Day Memorial

New London Academy

1133 Academy Lane
Forest, VA 24551
  • 434-525-2177
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The Booker T. Washington National Monument

12130 Booker T. Washington Highway
Hardy, VA 24101
  • 540-721-2094
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The Longwood and Oakwood Cemeteries

215 E Main Street
Bedford, VA 24523
  • 540-587-6081
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Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest

1542 Bateman Bridge Rd.
P. O. Box 419
Forest, VA 24551
  • 434-525-1806
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Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest
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