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


Building & Facilities

322 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522

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 building retains many of its original features. There is plenty of free parking.

The complex houses exhibition spaces, the Museum Shop, a reference library, storage, conservation, photography, exhibition preparation, workshops, seminars and classes, special events, food service, and more.


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!”