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.
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.