Where Main Street meets the mountains…

Please take precautions to prevent water pipes from freezing.  Some suggestions include; Insulate exposed pipes, pipes in crawl spaces and pipes in your attic. Use approved heat tapes only for areas they are approved for. Seal leaks that allow cold air where pipes are located. Disconnect garden hoses and drain pipes. When the mercury plummets, allow water to trickle, keep your thermostat set above 55 degrees and open kitchen and bathroom cabinets where water pipes are located. For additional tips, check the American Red Cross website.

YOU can make a difference. Buchanan encourages you to introduce your children to shopping small, shopping local every day of the year.  With more than 25 locally owned mom & pop establishments, Buchanan has more reasons to shop local. Each shop, restaurant and service business offers quality goods and services with that hometown charm you expect to find in  small town America. The more you support them, the more they can offer you and other customers. 

You may be surprised to discover how many items and services are being offered everyday in our hometown. From hardware, RV’s and hunting supplies to  primitives, home furnishings & décor, antiques, art, collectibles, hair care, produce, meat, vehicle repair, prescriptions, movies & occasional live entertainment. Buchanan has a little bit of everything. Oh, and don’t forget the hand dipped ice cream, full sit down meals as well as carry out and even local home delivery from our local restaurants.  We invite you to show your LOVE for small town America, shop local.

Nestled within the steep slopes of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains rests the Town of Buchanan, Virginia. An important stopping point for travelers since the 1700’s, we invite you and your family to discover why Buchanan captures the hearts of so many.

Whether you are planning an afternoon shopping spree, or a weekend get away, include Buchanan as part of your itinerary.  Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains while you explore more than two hundred years of history.

Discover our historic downtown where shopping meets outdoor adventure. Be sure to check our Calendar of Events while planning your trip, you might discover more reasons to make Buchanan your favorite destination. D8FH3790

Whether you are shopping along Main Street, looking for a place to eat, paddling down the James River, hiking the Appalachian Trail or peddling the U.S. Bicentennial Bicycle Route, you will find yourself immersed in natural beauty and history.


The Town of Buchanan thanks the following for their support; National Endowment Commission for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts Local Government Challenge Grant, the Virginia Department of Forestry Trees for Clean Water Grant, the Botetourt County Capital Improvement Incentive Fund for their support of upgrades to the Buchanan Town Park and the Bank of Botetourt for their Corporate Sponsorship for the 2017 Buchanan Calendar of Events.


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