PLAN YOUR VISIT
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LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Conveniently Located in Downtown Bedford, Pennsylvania
Just down the hill from vibrant Downtown Bedford towards the public Fort Bedford Park, you'll see our garrison walls as you head north down the hill.
Winter Seasonal Hours from November - May:
& Active Military Free
Handicap parking is available for close and convenient entry for those with limited mobility. Ninety-percent of the museum's exhibits are handicap accessible. We are happy to have a staff member describe the second floor mezzanine exhibit.
The Fort Bedford Museum was built in 1958 by local business leaders who had a passion for Bedford and its history. The "Block House" was the original structure. Due to the many donations of artifacts, the Museum expanded two more times with gallery space, restrooms, and welcome center.
ORIGINAL FORT FOOTPRINT
The original footprints of Fort Bedford can be seen in the small park located behind the Anderson House at 137 E Pitt Street. It's also accessible via the walking trail next to the river. Follow the wooden stairway up to the blockade fence.
The Forbes Road, an historic military roadway in what was then British America, was initially completed in 1758 from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to the French Fort Duquesne at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in what is now downtown Pittsburgh, via Fort Loudon, Fort Littleton, Fort Bedford and Fort Ligonier.