The National Museum of the American Coverlet

Open: Year Round, 9-5, Other Hours by Appointment

Address: 322 South Juliana St, Bedford, PA

Prior Notice: Recommended

Admission: $10.00, Group Rates Available

Recommended Time Commitment: 45-90 minutes

Personal Guide Available: Yes

Physical Exertion Level: Low

Handicapped Accessible: Yes

Miles from Exit #146: 2.5

Directions and Description: Directions from Turnpike Exit #146 (Bedford): Upon exiting Turnpike, turn right (onto Bus. Route 220) Drive 2 Miles. After crossing the river, go straight through 2 traffic lights. After two more blocks, turn right onto Watson Street. Drive one block. The museum is straight ahead. The National Museum of the American Coverlet gives coverlets the recognition and respect they deserve, while bringing their history to life. Now in its sixth year, it has welcomed visitors from around the world. Changing exhibitions are offered, generally showing 50 or more coverlets at a time, along with special events, classes, and a Shop. Coverlet Collection cottons and Thompsonville Canvas are available at the Museum. Website: www.coverletmuseum.org/

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Nearby Restaurants

Bad Boyz Bistro

Type: Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-2111
Distance: 1/4 Mile

Original Italian Pizza

Type: Sit Down / Grab and Go
Phone: 814-623-7713
Distance: 1/4 Mile

Green Harvest Co.

Type:Sit Down / Grab and Go
Phone: 814-623-3465
Distance:1/4 Mile

Golden Eagle Inn

Type:Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-0800
Distance:1/4 MIle

10/09 Kitchen

Type:Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-1130
Distance:1/4 MIle

 

 

 


Fort Bedford Museum

Open: May 1 through Oct 31

Hours: 11-5 Wed-Sun Other hours by appointment

Address: 110 Fort Bedford Drive, Bedford PA

Phone: 814-623-8891

Prior Notice: Recommended

Admission: $5.00, Group Rates Available

Recommended Time Commitment: 1 Hour

Personal Guide Available? By Prior Arrangement

Handicapped Accessible? Yes

Physical Exertion Level: Low

Bus Parking Available

2.5 Mile from Exi t#146

Directions and Description: Directions from Turnpike Exit #146 (Bedford): Upon exiting Turnpike, turn right and drive south on Bus Route 220.  After crossing the river, turn right at the first light onto Pitt Street.  Drive 1 block and turn right into Fort Bedford Drive.  The museum is just ahead.

Description: Fort Bedford was a British Stockade built in 1758 as part of the French and Indian War campaign. Fort Bedford museum now has a main gallery, a transportation room, a rear gallery, mezzanine and gift shop. Inside, visitors will find the blockhouse structure that houses a large scale model of the original Fort depicting Forbes Road and the surrounding area. The Fort Bedford Museum displays a broad spectrum of history.

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Bad Boyz Bistro

Type: Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-2111
Distance: 1/4 Mile

Original Italian Pizza

Type: Sit Down / Grab and Go
Phone: 814-623-7713
Distance: 1/4 Mile

Green Harvest Co.

Type:Sit Down / Grab and Go
Phone: 814-623-3465
Distance:1/4 Mile

Golden Eagle Inn

Type:Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-0800
Distance:1/4 MIle

10/09 Kitchen

Type:Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-1130
Distance:1/4 MIle

 

Old Bedford Village

Open: Memorial Day through Labor Day
Hours: 9-5 everyday but Wednesday

Open: Labor Day through the end of October
Hours: Thursday through Sunday from 9 to 5

Other hours by appointment

Address: 220 Sawblade Road, Bedford PA

Phone: 814-623-1156

Prior Notice: Recommended

Admission: $9.00, Group Rates Available

Recommended Time Commitment: 1 to 2 Hours

Personal Guide available? By Prior Arrangement

Handicapped Accessible? Yes

Physical Exertion Level: Med.

Bus Parking Available

2 Mile from Exit #146

Directions from Turnpike Exit #146 (Bedford): Upon exiting Turnpike, turn right and drive south on Bus Route 220 for just over ½ mile.  Look for the entrance to Old Bedford Village on the right 

Description: Our living history village brings the past into the present. Old Bedford Village offers a rich variety of educational and entertainment activities. Visitors of all ages will enjoy our military and civilian re-enactments, colonial crafts, exhibits and instructions, festivals, murder/mystery evenings, old fashioned Christmas celebrations and more!

www.oldbedfordvillage.com 

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Denny's Restaurant

Type: Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-7079
Distance: 1/4 Mile

Ed's Steak House

Type:Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-8894
Distance:1/4 Mile

Hoss's Steak and Sea House

Type: Sit Down
Phone: 814-623-2793
Distance: 1/4 Mile


Step on Guide Service of Bedford County

Debbie Kniseley
This popular tour is offered by step-on guide, Debbie Kniseley.

Call Debbie at (814) 276-0135!

Prior Notice Required

Recommended Time Commitment: 60 to 90 minutes

Personal Guide Available: Required

Phone: 814-276-0135

Physical Exertion Level: Low

The Covered Bridges tour will take you through/past 4 to 8 bridges, depending on the time commitment.  A side trip to Gravity Hill is also a popular option! 

Website: www.visitbedfordcounty.com/richardclaycomb


Step on Guide Service of Bedford County

Debbie Kniseley
Step-on-Guide Services of Central Pennsylvania

This popular tour is offered by step-on guide, Debbie Kniseley.

Call Debbie at (814) 276-0135

Prior Notice Required Recommended

Time Commitment:20 minutes

Personal Guide Available: Step-On strongly recommended

Phone: 814-276-0135

Physical Exertion Level: Low

Description: Have you ever wanted to defy gravity?  You can defy gravity in Bedford County, PA.  Located in the suburbs of New Paris, PA (South Central Pennsylvania)... Gravity Hill is a phenomenon. Buses roll uphill and water flows the wrong way. It's a place where gravity has gone haywire. There is no fee to venture onto Gravity Hill. It is, quite simply, a road in a remote corner of Bedford County.

Website: www.gravityhill.com
Website: www.visitbedfordcounty.com/richardclaycomb


Flight 93 Memorial

Hours: Open 7 days a week Oct-Mar: 9-4:30 Apr-Sep: 9-6:30

Personal Guide available? Step-On strongly recommended

Recommended Time Commitment: 1 to 2 Hours

Physical Exertion Level: Medium (1/4 mile of walking)

Prior notice? Not Required

Price: Free

Handicapped accessible? Yes

Bus Parking: Yes

25 Miles from Exit #146

Directions From Turnpike Exit#146: Upon exiting Tpike at Bedford, Follow US Rt. 30 west approximately 23 miles to memorial entrance on your left. 

Description: On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted. This memorial is dedicated to the passengers and crew of Flight 93.

Website: www.nps.gov/FLNI

Website: www.visitbedfordcounty.com/richardclaycomb

 

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