Exploring Founders Crossing Artisan and Antique Market in Bedford

Founders Crossing antique store and flea market in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Founders Crossing is a 20,000 square foot antique mall and local artisan market located in the heart of downtown Bedford, Pennsylvania.

Founders Crossing on Juliana Street in Bedford Pennsylvania.
Founders Crossing on Juliana Street in downtown Bedford.

Housed in a building that dates back to 1890 and featuring more than 100 vendors, Founders Crossing is open 7 days a week and is one of my favorite places to spend an hour or two whenever I’m passing through Bedford County.

Founders Crossing antique store is open 7 days a week in Bedford Pennsylvania.
Founders Crossing antique store is open 7 days a week.

Artisan Market at Founders Crossing

The ground floor of Founders Crossing houses the artisan market, where you’ll find locally-made goods from Bedford-area artists and craftspeople.

Bedford-themed crafts and clothes at Founders Crossing.
Bedford-themed crafts, clothes, and collectibles.

Home decor, furniture, leather goods, apparel, jewelry – these are just some of the items you’ll find on the ground floor of Founders Crossing.

Locally-made crafts for sale at Founders Crossing in Bedford Pennsylvania.
Locally-made crafts for sale.

Antique Market at Founders Crossing

The downstairs portion of Founders Crossing houses the antique market, which is where I spend the bulk of my time when I visit.

Antiques and collectibles at Founders Crossing in Bedford Pennsylvania.
Antiques and collectibles downstairs.

Several vendors offer vintage clothing and accessories.

Vintage clothing for sale at Founders Crossing in Bedford Pennsylvania.
Vintage clothing for sale.

Vintage vinyl albums are also plentiful here, and reasonably priced.

Vintage vinyl records for sale at Founders Crossing in Bedford Pennsylvania.
Vintage vinyl records for sale.

If you’re a book collector, you’ll find THOUSANDS to browse through.

Vintage books for sale at Founders Crossing in Bedford Pennsylvania.
Vintage books for sale.

No matter what you collect, there is a wide variety of vintage items for sale in the downstairs portion of Founders Crossing.

Downstairs flea market portion of Founders Crossing in Bedford Pennsylvania
Downstairs antique market portion of Founders Crossing.

Founders Crossing is located at 100 S Juliana Street, Bedford, PA 15522.

The upstairs crafts and primitives portion of Founders Crossing in Bedford Pennsylvania.
The upstairs artisan market portion of Founders Crossing.

Nearby Attractions

The Fort Bedford Museum was built in 1958, 200 years after the original Fort Bedford was constructed during the French and Indian War.

Fort Bedford Museum in downtown Bedford Pennsylvania.
The Fort Bedford Museum in downtown Bedford.

Old Bedford Village in Bedford County is a living history museum that gives you a glimpse into what life was like in western Pennsylvania from 1700 until 1899.

Blacksmithing demonstration at Old Bedford Village.
Blacksmithing demonstration at Old Bedford Village.

Dunkle’s Gulf Station along the Lincoln Highway in Bedford is a throwback to the early days of American automobile transportation, and is still in operation to this day!

Dunkle's Gulf Station along the Lincoln Highway in Pennsylvania.
Dunkle’s Gulf Station along the Lincoln Highway in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

The Bedford Coffee Pot is a unique 18 foot-tall “novelty structure” built along the Lincoln Highway near downtown Bedford.

The Bedford Coffee Pot, August 2021.
The Bedford Coffee Pot, August 2021.

21 Must-See Destinations in Bedford County will show you even more great places to visit in Bedford County.

October at Shawnee State Park.
Shawnee State Park in Bedford County.

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