WELCOME TO BUCHANAN “Where Main Street meets the mountains”…

2015 Christmas 3Step back to a time when Christmas was full of family fun and less hustle and bustle. Make memories this Christmas in downtown Buchanan.

We want to be part of your family’s Christmas traditions. From Christmas Open House to an old fashioned Christmas Parade to Late Night Fridays and Christmas Eve Luminaries, Buchanan still celebrates Christmas the old fashioned way. Santa & Mrs. Claus

If you are looking for a unique gift, Buchanan’s shops offer many one of a kind finds. From antiques to art, collectibles, candles, jewelry, primitives, and furniture Buchanan’s shop owners wait on you by name, not a number. We hope that you will make a family outing of our late 2012-11-24 20.38.01hours to enjoy the company of family and friends, the beautiful window displays, and old fashioned Christmas decorations made up of thousands of tiny white lights, greens and red velvet bows.

For your convenience, many of Buchanan’s downtown shops are also offering extended hours each Friday from Thanksgiving through December 18th, be sure to check your favorite shops for their individual hours.


Thank you to all of the public who participated in the Green Infrastructure workshop on Saturday, November 21st. Your input is greatly appreciated.


144Rediscover small town America while exploring Buchanan, Virginia. Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains while you explore more than two hundred years of history.

Discover a vibrant downtown where shopping meets outdoor adventures. Weather you are antiquing along Main Street, paddling down the James River, exploring Civil War history, hiking the Appalachian Trail or peddling the U.S. Bicentennial Bicycle Route, you will find yourself immersed in natural beauty and history.

Nestled within the steep slopes of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, Buchanan has been a natural stopping point for travelers since the 1700’s. Whether you are planning an afternoon shopping spree, or, a weekend get away, include Buchanan as part of your itinerary.

010Capture the true American spirit. Check our Calendar of Events, Accommodations,  and shopping opportunities for a well rounded visit.

While you are here, be sure to walk our Swinging Bridge, it is the only one to cross the James River. Enjoy the beautiful vantage point of the James River and surrounding mountains as you stroll across the bridge.

Shop, stroll and dine along Buchanan’s historic Main Street where more than 200 years of history comes to Civil War Weekend Photographs 054life. Recognized for its blend of historic buildings dating from the early 1800’s through the 1950’s, Buchanan’s Main Street is home to general stores, specialty shops, antique shops, art galleries, Inns, restaurants, banks, a pharmacy, shops featuring primitives as well as hand painted furniture, a hardware store, a RV Center, a Farm Supply Store, a Book Store and even an historic Theatre at the Buchanan Theatre.

History buffs will want to explore the Town’s four Virginia Civil War Trail markers to  discover the Town’s role in the war between the states. Visit Hunter’s Raid website

Sporting enthusiast will enjoy the opportunity to fish and paddle along the Upper James River Water Trail  as it winds its way right through the heart of downtown.

Others may wish to pedal along the US Bicentennial Bicycle Route 76 while others may wish to watch the leaves change along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike the Appalachian Trail, or, horseback ride on the Glen Wilton Trail. All are literally within minutes of Main Street.

The Town’s central location provides easy access to nearby attractions such as three Botetourt County WineriesNatural Bridge, VMI and Lexington, the Roanoke City Farmer’s Market and Center in the Square, as well as, the Peaks of Otter and the D Day Memorial in Bedford.

For a great adventure contact the Buchanan Downtown Revitalization Program at 540- 254-1212 extension 4.