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Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library

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Address: 201 East Main St, Bedford, VA 24523
Phone Number: 540 586 4520
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Lovely museum, well organized and full of informations from indians native to II World War. Even the buildings it's an old "european style" that make you feel into a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
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Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lovely museum, well organized and full of informations from indians native to II World War. Even the buildings it's an old "european style" that make you feel into a lovely library. Great!

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Richmond VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I went looking for genealogical info. The staff was extremely helpful and efficient. They found exactly what I needed, and copied papers for me. It is well organized.

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Bedford, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Very interesting visit. Many varying exhibits that are constantly being change. Includes an exhibit honoring "The Bedford Boys". You could visit every month and not see the same things. Around the holidays the museum has a model train setup.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The genealogy portion of the museum is full of useful information about past Bedford residents. Most helpful, though, is the excellent staff. They blew me away with their knowledge and the speed with which they uncovered clues that I had been seeking for weeks.

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VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

If you looking for clues to your family history, information on native Americans, wars, local history, this museum has it all. I've used their facilities for geneology and local history. My grandkids & I visit during the Christmas holiday season to see the wonderful trains on display at that time. Don't let it's small size deceive you, it's loaded with... More 

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Bedford, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Our favorite time of year to visit the museum is between Thanksgiving and the New Year because on the top floor they set up a large model train display that is a little interactive. My son is two and really enjoys seeing all the trains.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

We had about a hour in the Museum and could of stayed longer, my mother knew one of the Bedford soldiers killed during the Battle for Normandy (Charles Fizer) when she lived in Ivybridge in Devon England and we found his photo on the wall, which was very nice. If you are interested in D Day, US Civil war or... More 

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Alvarado, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

The Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library is a real gem. Yes, it is small, but it has a nice collection. Admission cost is by donation. The Genealogical Library is available for research (donation requested) and the staff is helpful. If you are only doing the museum, 1-2 hours is plenty. If you are doing research, you'll want more time.

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