National Museum of the American Coverlet
322 S. Juliana St
Bedford, PA 15522


Building & Facilities

322 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522

The Museum and Museum Shop are open daily, year round.
Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
Admission is $10.  Kids under 12 are free.  Group rates available.

The Museum is housed in the (1859) former Common School building at 322 South Juliana Street in Bedford, Pennsylvania. The building sits on 2 acres in Bedford’s historic district and is a short walk from the town NMAC - Buildingsquare.

The two-story brick building and attached one-story annex are 30,000 sq. ft. in size.

The first floor of the main building and the annex are used by the Museum for exhibits, the Museum Shop, a reference library, workshops and seminars, special events, storage, conservation, photography, exhibit preparation, food service, and more.

The second floor of the main building is currently, and will continue to be, occupied by other businesses; and the income from those rentals will be used to help defray the cost of running the building.

bldg2The building retains many of its original features. Recent updates and improvements include the heating and electrical systems, an elevator, and handicapped accessibility. There is plenty of parking.

We are especially pleased to have found a building that is of the same period as the coverlets, and what a beautiful building it is! Many local residents have expressed great pleasure that the building will continue to be used for educational purposes.

A surprising number of people have said, “It was meant to be!”