Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library

Since 1932, the Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library has been preserving the legacy and history of Bedford County, VA. We are located in the former Masonic Hall in Centertown Bedford. We feature three floors of exhibits. The first floor has our gift shop, Genealogical Library and our changing exhibit room, currently featuring the legacy of Representative Lacy Putney. The Library has approximately 1,600 books and 40 drawers available for research. Our second floor has rooms dedicated to Native Americans, African Americans, Civil War and before, World War I, World War II through today and a room to our local National Guard unit, CO. A, 1/116th 29th Division, also known as "The Bedford Boys". Our third floor, is where the Masons used to hold their meetings and we feature many household items. It is also on this floor that we have weekly Bluegrass Music, a train layout in the winter, monthly genealogy and history forums, and a summer children's program. The Museum is open Monday thru Friday 10:00AM to 5:00PM, Saturday 10AM to 3PM. Closed major Holidays and severe weather.


 suggested donation of $5 for adults