Historic Sites

Barboursville Ruins

Governor Barbour’s mansion, now preserved as a historic landmark after a Christmas Day fire in 1884, was designed by Thomas Jefferson to be the grandest residence in Orange County.

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 832-3824
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 11-5
Website: click to visit
Address: 17655 Winery Road, Barboursville
 

 
 

Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel

This beautifully restored Greek revival structure was built as a railroad hotel in 1860.

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 832-2944
Hours: Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm | Fri 12pm-4pm | Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1pm-4pm
Website: click to visit
Address: 400 South Main Street, Gordonsville, VA 22942
 

 
 

Ellwood Manor

Perched on a knoll overlooking Wilderness Run, the circa 1790 plantation has a rich Civil War heritage.

Contact Information

Phone: Chancellorsville Visitor Center: (540) 786-2880
Hours: Open Late April - October. Visit http://www.fowb.org for specific days and times.
Website: click to visit
Address: 36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20), Locust Grove, VA 22508
 

 
 

Germanna Visitors Center, Library and Memorial Garden

The Brawdus Martin Germanna Visitor Center, Library and Memorial Garden constitute one of the jewels of Germanna.

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 423-1700
Hours: Tues-Sat 1pm-5pm
Website: click to visit
Address: 2062 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508
 

 
 

Gilmore Cabin

The Gilmore Cabin is a post-Civil War African-American’s house on the Montpelier property.

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 672-2728
Hours: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. | April through October
Website: click to visit
 

 
 

James Madison’s Montpelier

Home of the Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and America's 1st First Lady

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 672-2728 x140
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm, Hours Can Vary by Season, Check Website
Website: click to visit
Address: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
 

 
 

Montpelier Train Depot

On the winding roads of Route 20 in Orange County, Virginia stands a century-old train depot, home to the local Montpelier Station, Virginia post office.

Contact Information

Website: click to visit
Address: 11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
 

 
 

Orange County Court House

The Courthouse building is a historic landmark in the town of Orange.

Contact Information

Address: 130 West Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
 

 
 

Orange County Historical Society

The Orange County Historical Society, Inc. is a research, archival, and educational organization dedicated to the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of the history of Orange County, Virginia, of its people, and the surrounding area.

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 672-5366
Hours: Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm | Closed on holidays
Website: click to visit
Address: 130 Caroline Street, Orange, Virginia 22960-1533
 

 
 

Orange Historic Commercial District

The Historic District contains the oldest public, religious and commercial structures in the Town of Orange.

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 672-2540
Website: click to visit
Address: Town of Orange, Downtown
 

 
 

Orange Train Station

Home of the Orange County Visitors Center

Contact Information

Phone: (540) 672-1653 Toll Free (877) 222-8072
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm | Sunday 11am-3pm
Address: 122 Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
 

 
 

Wilderness Battlefield

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax.

Contact Information

Phone: Chancellorsville Visitor Center: (540) 786-2880
Hours: May-October - Begin your tour at Ellwood Manor. Ranger talks and tours at Saunders Field available seasonally.
Website: click to visit
Address: 35347 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508