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National Museum of the American Coverlet

322 S Juliana St, Bedford, PA 15522
+1 814-623-1588
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Coverlets Galore

Beautifully displayed coverlets fill the walls of this museum. Information on each coverlet is easy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cindy K
Holland, Michigan
A very inviting place to ponder the past

While visiting Bedford I enjoyed the local shops and then asked where the Coverlet Museum was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pa.
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NMAC is the only full-time, year-round, independent institution devoted to the display, preservation and study of (antique) American woven coverlets. The Museum is open seven days a week. Each visitor is given a personal tour.Currently, the (500-plus) collection includes coverlets made between 1771 and 1889. Exhibitions change periodically. Generally there are about 80 coverlets on display along with "period" beds and bedding, and spinning and weaving equipment including looms and a (rare) Jacquard head. We are located in a former Common School building (dating to 1859) in the historic district of downtown Bedford, PA.
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322 S Juliana St, Bedford, PA 15522
+1 814-623-1588

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautifully displayed coverlets fill the walls of this museum. Information on each coverlet is easy to read near each display. There are antique looms, beds, and fiber tools also on display. The owners are passionate about the coverlets. They have been collecting their own coverlets...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting Bedford I enjoyed the local shops and then asked where the Coverlet Museum was. This is a good place that teachers can take children for field trips. A room near the back shows what is done with the flax plant, seeds, and how...More

Thank Moviestar77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You might be surprised at how interesting this place is. The owner is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Really an interesting slice of American history and artwork. It's definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kirby15143
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Driving on I 70/76 and wife suggested a break by stopping here. In an 1800s old school; although a visit was short - I found it interesting for the old Americana. She found the coverlet display spectacular. (She is a weaver / fibers fan.) The...More

Thank OldTimer33592
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Who knew there was a museum on coverlets? And that the cards that enabled weavers to create these spreads were one of the inspirations for the modern computer? Yes, they will tell you these things-- and show off their collection. We got a personal tour,...More

Thank pattelbert
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Found flyer on this museum at dinner and remembered seeing something in another tourist book. Decided to go see. Oh how glad we were. Spent almost two hours viewing this magnificent display of woven coverlets. Gentleman in gift shop thoroughly explained the historical significance of...More

Thank travelinquilter
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This Museum, housed in a beautiful old school built in the 1800s, is such a gem. American Coverlets are a little known but outstanding example of early American craftsmanship. These coverlets that are beautifully displayed are sophisticated works of art. The museum and the tour...More

Thank Henrietta L
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Fascinating information engagingly presented about a subject many would find boring. The owner/curator husband & wife team offer an in-depth history of this art that is seen nowhere else in America. A definite must-visit for anyone interested in the textile arts.

Thank Genine A
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This museum provides a dedicated view of a piece of Americana that could disappear if not for the few people who have devoted much of their time and money to preserving this history. The narration provided by the staff enhances the tour with bits of...More

Thank Snowaway2015
Reviewed 10 August 2017

I learned more fascinating information in about 1 1/2 hours visiting this museum than I have in most places I have visited. Museum guide Lazlo, a very kind older gentleman, gave us the most succinct, excellent history summary possible to prepare us to look on...More

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Alethia S
22 October 2017|
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Hours Mon thru Sat: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday:12 noon- 4 p.m Admission Regular -- $10 Children under 12 years -– Free Group rates available