National Museum of the American Coverlet
is the first independent, year-round institution
devoted to HISTORIC American woven coverlets.
NMAC gives coverlets the recognition and respect they deserve, while bringing their history to life.
The Museum opened in Bedford, Pennsylvania’s historic (1859) former Common School building in May of 2006. Since then, it has welcomed visitors from around the world.
NMAC offers changing exhibitions of 80 to 100 coverlets at a time, along with early spinning wheels, barn frame looms and more. We are happy to answer questions, offer background information and explain what you are looking at.
We are generally open daily, seven days a week. No appointment required, however, if you are traveling a distance, we encourage you to call ahead and let us know you’re coming so we can spend time with you.
Mon thru Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday:12 noon- 4 p.m
Regular -- $10
Children under 12 years -– Free
Group rates available
Of course, admission to the Museum Shop is always free.
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