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Artisans Center of Virginia

 Bedford Area Welcome Center

Bedford Area Welcome Center

The facility is comprised of 10,700 square feet of exhibit, display, meeting, reception, and community space in addition to the administrative offices of the Tourism Department.

The building, with large expanses of glass orientated to absorb views of the Peaks of Otter and the National D-Day Memorial were paramount issues in the design process. Exhibits within the Welcome Center showcase the area’s many attractions and amenities as well its commerce and vision for the future. Exterior features that make up the rustic flavor of the Center include covered porches, clapboard siding, shadow casting shingles, a decorative cupola, picnic area and terraces. The building is fully accessible and parking provides spaces for the disabled as well as motor coaches and campers.

Jerry Craig, Director of Tourism

Member of Trail Networks:
Bedford Artisan Trail, site # 86



Our hours of operation are January thru December 9:00am to 5:00pm. seven days a week. The Center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

816 Burks Hill RD
Bedford, VA 24523