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Shopping Downtown Buchanan

Winner of Valley Conservation Council’s “Best Downtown Initiative Award” 

Winner of the Roanoke Times’ Botetourt View  “Best Place to Take Relatives from Out of  Town” Award

005Discover a community where Main Street meets the mountains as you experience more than two hundred years of history in the making.

As an increasingly popular tourist destination, downtown Buchanan invites you to shop, stroll and dine along our historic Main Street.

Paddle the Upper James River Water Trail as it parallels Main Street. Along this path you will discover remnants of the historic James River & Kanawha Canal and see wildlife as you paddle along our section of the James River which was recently designated as a “Scenic River.”

Why not spend a night or two at one of our B&B’s, Inns or, vacation rental homes. In addition to our own historic downtown and river trail we encourage you to explore local landmarks such as the Roanoke City Market, the Bedford D Day Memorial, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the U.S. Bicentennial Bicycle Trail, the Appalachian Trail and the new State Park, Natural Bridge.

You and your family are invited to explore Buchanan where treasures from the past and present await your discovery.  Step back in time as you stroll along Buchanan’s historic Main Street. Discover a treasure trove of “mom and pop” shops offering a wealth of goods as well as personal services for your everyday needs.

Main Street’s quaint atmosphere encourages a leisurely pace. Enjoy brightly colored begonias cascading from baskets while petunias and impatiens fill planters welcoming shoppers to Main Street. Copper storefronts, gleaming hardwood floors and soaring ceilings dressed in ornate pressed metal tiles delight shoppers and stand as a testimony to earlier days.

Merchants fill their shops and galleries with anything you can imagine. A sampling of downtown businesses include antiques,  art, collectibles, primitives, produce and plants for your garden, canoeing & river supplies and more.

Locally owned restaurants offer Burgers & Fries and Good Old-Fashioned Southern Cooking. Check them out, they are waiting to serve you by name, not a number.

While you are here, why not stay the night and spend the evening at one of our Inns housed within an executive rail car, a historic Victorian Home, a log cabin moved from the Blue Ridge Parkway.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you what small town America is all about. Remember we encourage you to shop, dine, play and live local.

The Town of Buchanan, Virginia was designated by Fodor’s Travel Guide as one of the “Top Ten Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.”  › …  › 10 Best Antiquing Towns in the U.S.