You and your family will rediscover the roots of small town America while exploring Buchanan’s vibrant downtown.
Weather you are paddling down the mighty James River, hiking the Appalachian Trail, peddling the U.S. Bicentennial Bicycle Route, or, strolling Main Street, 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. 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.
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 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.
Sporting enthusiast will enjoy the opportunity to fish and paddle along the Upper James River Water Trail 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.