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National Museum of the American Coverlet

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Coverlets in a 1859 school house

I just found out the difference between a coverlet and a quilt. This is not a quilt museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John N
Incredibly Interesting!!!

14 members of our Corvette Club converged on this wonderful little museum and everyone walked away... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Michael H
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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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...more
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322 S Juliana St, Bedford, PA 15522-1734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just found out the difference between a coverlet and a quilt. This is not a quilt museum, although they show several applique quilts. Housed in a large old school built in 1859 to serve Bedford, PA this is a medium-sized exhibit of 100 items....More

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Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words, John. I would like to clarify one note, however - although our front entrance does not include a ramp, we do have a side door with no steps. Just let us know and we are always happy to show...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

14 members of our Corvette Club converged on this wonderful little museum and everyone walked away with a newfound respect for the early settlers of the area. The exhibits are incredible. The stories that are told are awe inspiring and the entire building is chocked-full...More

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Museum_Staff, Director/Curator at National Museum of the American Coverlet, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for the great review, Michael, but we have no weapons, maps or transportation items. Are you thinking of another location? The Corvette Club folks have indeed been here, though, just not recently. You are most welcome to stop by again - we love you...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

A brilliant history of the American coverlet or wooden blanket I learnt so much from seeing these amazing quilts

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We stopped to have my wifes great great grandmothers coverlet evaluated. Melinda and her husband were very helpful in providing information on the age and weaver who could have made this coverlet.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

As our name suggests, we love antiques and have been talking about a visit to the National Museum of the American Coverlet for a few years now. Today was the day and what a day it was! The museum is housed in the former Common...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

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 12 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

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.

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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

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Reviewed 15 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

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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