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National D-Day Memorial

3 Overlord Circle, Bedford, VA 24523
866-935-0700
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Bedford
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This outdoor memorial is really special. You can walk around on your own, or have a guide take you. Anyone who appreciates the history of WWII and the sacrifices made would want to visit this place.

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Glenville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Very very thoughtfully designed, informative, comprehensive. $8 adults, guided tour $2. Funded by veterans, veterans' groups, private citizens, and admission fees; no government funds. Located in Bedford because, as the only National Guard unit to participate in the landing, Bedford lost a greater percentage of it's sons than any other American town. Take the frequent guided tour: Almost every aspect... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is most certainly worth a trip to Bedford. You must stop in the Visitors Center in order to get tickets (right at the gate) or you'll get turned around at the entrance to the memorial. Beautifully manicured and truly a touching few acres in tribute to our Soldiers on that day, and also our Allies as well.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our family of three was looking for somewhere to stop and something to do on the way from Northern Virginia to North Carolina. We had noticed this place on Google maps and decided to check it out. My 14-year-old son is very well-read on WWII so this was another great experience especially since three is nowhere like this in the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We visited the D-Day Memorial with a group of 12 people ranging from age 7 to 65 and all of us enjoyed the tour. We went on a dreary day that it was raining off and on, it was nice to see that they had umbrellas out if you wanted to use them. We decided to pay the extra $2... More

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Glen Allen
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited the D-Day Memorial on a a very rainy Saturday afternoon. The grey skies matched the serious mood of the Memorial and the water on the tableau representing the English channel made it more realistic. The memorial is very well thought out and moving. From the planning of the invasion to the iconic scenes on the beaches, each part... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A very well thought out Memorial not afraid to show casualties. From the open bow of a landing craft with spurts of gunfire in the water to the scaling of the cliffs it shows what the troops endured on the landing beaches, this has to be one of the most thought provoking Memorials ever built. With busts of all the... More

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Montpelier, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Finally a place of honor to recognize our fallen who stared the 2nd front. Well worth admission and the travel as a one stop location for education for the young and old. Plenty of local history as well, and places to eat and stay over if you wish.

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Bedford, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The D Day Memorial is so realistic and honors every facet of D Day. Everyone who died on D Day is listed on a wall. There are several statues depicting: rifle in the dirt with a helmet on top, Higgin's boat in the water, gun shot sounds hitting the water, a soldier dragging a wounded comrade off of the beach,... More

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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Please keep in mind this is a mostly outdoor experience. I learned a lot about D Day and the men who fought there. Also, about the men from Bedford. This is worth the stop. The visitor center/museum was really nice and filled with info.

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