WELCOME TO BUCHANAN

Buchanan Residents, please note, regular garbage pick up scheduled for Thursday, December 25th is rescheduled to Friday, December 26th, and, garbage pick up scheduled for Thursday, January 1st is rescheduled to Friday, January 2nd. 

Christmas LuminariesThis Christmas discover why Buchanan is know as ”the Town that glows with love.” We invite you to discover why so many have chosen Buchanan as one of their favorite spots to shop during this Christmas season. Surrounded by natural beauty and more than 200 years of history,

Buchanan is a great place to rediscover small town America. Merchants are decking the halls for your holiday enjoyment with beautiful window displays, unique gifts and hometown service. 

Nestled within the steep slopes of the Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, Buchanan’s Main Street is a natural stopping point for those traveling through southwest Virginia. 053

To reach the To544wn from Interstate 81 take exits 162, 167 or 168. From the Blue Ridge Parkway, take route 43 North at milepost 90.9. The Town is minutes away from Natural Bridge, the Peaks of Otter and Roanoke.

So, grab a jacket and head on to Buchanan where you can capture the true American spirit.  While planning your visit, check our Calendar of Events, Accommodations,  and shopping opportunities for a well rounded visit.

100_0326Whether you are planning an afternoon shopping spree, or, a weekend get away, include Buchanan as part of your itinerary.

Shop, stroll and dine along Buchanan’s historic Main Street where more than 200 years of history comes to life. 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, indoor golf, 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 www.buchanantheatre.com . 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. www.huntersraid.org

While you are her000_0107e, 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.

Sporting enthusiast will enjoy the opportunity to fish and paddle along the Upper James River Blueway www.upperjamesriverwatertrail.com as it winds its way right through the heart of downtown.  Others may wish to peddle along the US Bicentennial Bicycle Route 76 while others may wish to cruise 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 Wineries www.botetourtwinetrail.com,  Natural 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.