Bedford is located in the Bedford County, Virginia. As an independent city and a county seat, Bedford has developed in recent years due to the many businesses and industries that came here. Bedford has a population of over 6,000 people. The city has a major national importance due to the fact that the National D-Day Memorial is located here.
The National D-Day Memorial is a commemorative monument of American history, built to bring a tribute to the veterans of the Allied Forces, that fought in the so-called D-Day, June 6, 1944. The war memorial attracts many people every year, mostly around June 6, but also all throughout the year due to its great importance and historical value.
The Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library is the perfect place to learn more about the history of Bedford. Here people may come in large groups and book a guided tour of the museum, for a better understanding of the history of the place. The exhibitions and collections here feature artifacts from the early beginnings of the settlement and from all the stages that made a great transforming impact on the place. There is also an available library and a gift shop for people to purchase books and materials on Virginia and its history.
Emerson Creek Pottery is a factory outlet specialized in making unique pieces of pottery. None of the items found here are made in duplicates. This is a great place to visit as a historical venue, because it is located in one of the Bedford old log cabins, built in 1825. Probably the most interesting attraction here is the fact that you can attend classes to make your own unique design of pottery; for those who cannot participate, already made pottery items are available for purchase in the local shop.
The Gross' Orchard Apple Valley is the perfect venue for a school trip or a family-day trip. Here you can walk around the plantations, experience and learn more about the growing process, taste and buy delicious apples and peaches. Many people come here during the weekend to participate in wagon rides, that take them across the orchard for fruit tastings.