Hours of Operation:

During certain winter months, (primarily December, January, February, and the first half of March), the Memorial's invasion tableau is drained for seasonal system maintenance.  If you wish to see the invasion pool with water, it is recommended you visit late March thru November.  To determine whether or not the pool is operating, you can also call 540-587-3619.

Memorial Hours:

Open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with the exception of Monday closings beginning Dec. 1 through Feb. 23.  Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, and Thanksgiving Day. The Memorial closes at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.  Openings before or after normal operating hours by special arrangement for additional fees.  Click Here or see Special Openings link for more information.

Visitors are asked to check in at the Bedford Area Welcome Center to purchase tickets.


Memorial Store

The Memorial Store is open daily between 10:00AM and 5:00PM except for New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Monday closings Dec. - Feb.

Foundation Office Hours:

Open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with occasional daily closings. Closed on Christmas Day, New Years Day, and Thanksgiving Day; other holiday closings may occur. When in doubt, telephone to confirm opening before visiting the Foundation Office at 540-586-3329.


Please note that the Foundation Office has relocated to 133 West Main Street in Bedford and is no longer located at 106 East Main Street.  Please continue to direct all mail to PO Box 77, Bedford, VA 24523.


* Please allow an hour to two hours for your visit to the Memorial.  Guided tours are also available.


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