A reconstructed 200-year old church serves as Westmoreland’s Sanctuary’s Nature center and Museum. The former Presbyterian church from Bedford Village was saved from demolition, taken down piece by piece, and rebuilt in the sanctuary in 1973. It contains exhibits of local flora and fauna, live animals, a bird observation window and an auditorium for public programs.
Westmoreland Sanctuary is surrounded by wooded countryside and suburban areas, Westmoreland’s 640 acres offer a variety of activities to its more than 30,000 annual visitors.
The Sanctuary’s nature museum and wildlife preserve is open for visitation daily. Download a trail map here or grab a copy at the kiosk near the parking lot.
The nature museum hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10:30 a.m – 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. The preserve is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Detailed directions can be found by using Google Maps.