About BedfordFounded as the town of Liberty in 1782, Bedford soon was renamed after the Fourth Duke of Bedford. The town is home to many historic structures, including Avenel, a former 1838 plantation manor house that once welcomed such visitors as Gen. Robert E. Lee and writer Edgar Allan Poe. Tours are available by appointment; phone (540) 586-1814.
Visitor Centers Bedford Area Welcome Center 816 Burks Hill Rd. Bedford, VA 24523. Phone:(540)587-5681 or (877)447-3257
ShoppingHeld April through October, the Bedford Farmers' Market, downtown on Washington Street, offers fresh fruits and vegetables and homemade wares on Friday mornings and on the first Saturday of the month.
Things to Do Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library
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