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National D-Day Memorial

  • 3 Overlord Circle
  • Bedford, VA 24523
  • Phone: (540) 586-3329
  • Tollfree (800) 351-DDAY (3329)
  • Fax: (540) 586-7200
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The National D-Day Memorial, located in Bedford, VA, sustained the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation.  The nine acre memorial features an English garden, invasion tableau and victory arch symbolically recreating the D-Day journey from planning to battle to victory.

Admission Rates:

  • $8.00 adults
  • $5.00 children (ages 6-18) or with valid college ID
  • FREE children under 6

Visitors are asked to check-in and purchase tickets at the foot of the Memorial at the Bedford Area Welcome Center.  Walking tours ($2.00 per person) depart every hour beginning at 10:30am with the last tour departing at 3:30pm.  Please arrive to the Welcome Center twenty minutes before the scheduled tour time. 

Call (540)587-3619 for information.  Group rates available.

Things to Do

Things to Do

  • Admission Rates: $8 for adults; $5 for students; Children under 6 are free
  • Sunday Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Monday Hours: *10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Friday Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day
  • Gift Shop:
  • Restrooms:
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Additional Information: *Note - The museum is closed on Mondays from December through February.
Services

Services

  • Credit Cards Accepted:
Directions

Directions

  • Major Access Routes: Rt. 460
  • Directions: From Richmond: Route 360 West to Route 460 West. Take 2nd Bedford exit.

    From Roanoke: Route 460 East to Route 122 North. Take 122 exit.

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