LOCAL ATTRACTIONS & RESOURCES
Bedford and the immediate area are loaded with wonderful things to
do. Many are historical in nature --
County Visitors Bureau
Extensive source of information on Bedford County attractions, activities
and lodging. Check out their website and request a copy of the Visitors
Guide - updated and published annually. It's free and it's one of the best
you'll ever see.
Unique three-story market housing handcrafts, gifts, antiques, folk
art, and a charming Eatery.
Open from May to October.
Built in 1762 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Open year-round, offering meals and accommodations.
Open from Memorial Day through October.
Bedford County Arts Council
Occupies a historic Georgian mansion in downtown Bedford. Offering
an array of events, attractions and unexpected things to see and do.
A wonderful, historic, 200-year-old hotel, this is a must-see four-star resort and spa with a nationally recognized
golf course and amenities galore. The Bedford Springs is a member of Historic Hotels of America and
is recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. See
their website for special events and resort packages. .... Only
1-1/2 miles from the Coverlet Museum!
Coverlet Guild of America
Collectors, researchers, students, weavers, spinners, dyers, and dealers,
sharing a love of antique coverlets and a desire to learn more, see
more, and preserve more. The Guild has maintained its original goal,
set in 1924: to study and preserve these wonderful gifts from our
forebears, and to do our part to ensure their respectful treatment
For all weavers and “open to anyone with a curiosity to know
and a willingness to share.”
HGA brings together weavers, spinners, dyers, basketmakers,
fiber artists and educators, providing educational programs, conferences
and an award-winning quarterly publication, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot.
Museum & Arts Center
Dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional arts and
handcrafts – a wonderful place to visit in Clayton, New York
Textile Tools Museum
Well-kept secret in Orwell, Bradford County, Pennsylvania – Specializing
in early spinning and weaving equipment.
Quilt and Textile Museum
Located in Pennsylvania in an old bank building, housing an acclaimed
collection of Amish quilts.
Offers links for shops, vendors and services in the extended Pittsburgh
Fascinating publication/resource covering fine textiles in fine art,
interiors (including collecting), fashion, travel and shopping.
The Woolley Fox
A world-class source for rug hookers. Located in Ligonier, PA, they offer lessons, retreats, supplies and more. Barb Carroll is the lady to see. Check it out – you’ll be glad you did.
Great bookshop on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Excellent source
for used books on every topic, including rare books, books on book
collecting and high-quality old maps as well. Open seven days a week,
year round – and he will ship.