Have you taken the detour to Bedford County yet? Located in Southern Pennsylvania, a daytrip from Adams County into Bedford County makes for an easy commute and many fascinated points of interest to explore along the way.
One of the most popular tourist activities entails taking a Guided Tour of Historic Bedford. Offered every Friday afternoon between the end of May throughout the month of October, these Guided Touring options offer tourists a first-hand educational experience in learning about this very significantly historical venue. Better yet, these tours are free and open for anyone to join in with no reservations required.
Touring times run from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and include many diverse historical sites. Touring route options may vary slightly based on interests of the group. Some of the sites these tours cover include the famous Fort Bedford, the 1828 Courthouse that still serves Bedford County and the Epsy House which is a designated National Historic Landmark known for being the site of President Washington’s headquarters during the Whiskey Rebellion.
According to the Visitors Bureau that leads the Bedford Guided tours, these tours are heavily focused on human interests in the County’s history. “For example, the only civilian ever executed in Bedford County was a minister. We tell you how and why it happened.” The tour also addresses when Fort Bedford was captured and reveals the reasons why the captors gave it back to the British.
If you own an iPOD or other portable device, there is a link on the official tourism site for Bedford County where you can download a version of the tour and personalize it as your own venture as you and your group start. Tours begin at the Visitors Bureau Office at 131 South Juliana Street in downtown Bedford.
There is plenty to see, do and explore in Bedford County from historic sites and attractions, the living history village, outdoor activities, dining, shopping, antiquing and much more. To learn more about Bedford and all its attractions and upcoming events, go to www.visitbedfordcounty.com.