Fort Bedford in Downtown
Becoming Bedford
Fort Bedford
The French & Indian War Exhibit
Blacksmithing

THE FORT BEDFORD MUSEUM

LOCAL & REGIONAL HISTORY

Built in 1958 by Bedford residents to commemorate construction of the original French & Indian War fort in 1758, Fort Bedford Museum houses over 4,000 objects from Bedford’s past.


For 57 years, the Museum displayed its entire collection as many museums once did: in rows of wood and glass cases.  In 2015, the Bedford Heritage Trust began a five-year plan to renovate and update Fort Bedford’s exhibits, collections management practices, and educational programming.


If you haven’t visited us lately, come see what we’ve done!! Two new interpretive exhibits—Becoming Bedford and Cave to Empire—were opened in 2016 and 2017. In 2019, we opened our latest exhibition of The Story of "Indian Eve" Ernst.

For the summer of 2022 we are pleased to open the first phase of our Fort Era exhibit devoted to Bedford's role in the French & Indian War.

Some of our Blockhouse is under construction at the moment while our professional team of curators and designers create the latest exhibit surrounding Bedford's role in the French & Indian War.