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.
Hours of operation:
Monday-Saturday 10-5, and Sunday 11-5
17655 Winery Road, Barboursville
(540) 832-3824

Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel »

This beautifully restored Greek revival structure was built as a railroad hotel in 1860.
Hours of operation:
Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm | Fri 12pm-4pm | Sat 10am-4pm | Sun 1pm-4pm
400 South Main Street, Gordonsville, VA 22942
(540) 832-2944

Ellwood Manor »

Perched on a knoll overlooking Wilderness Run, the circa 1790 plantation has a rich Civil War heritage.
Hours of operation:
Open Late April - October. Visit http://www.fowb.org for specific days and times.
36380 Constitution Highway (Route 20), Locust Grove, VA 22508
Chancellorsville Visitor Center: (540) 786-2880

Germanna Visitors Center, Library and Memorial Garden »

The Brawdus Martin Germanna Visitor Center, Library and Memorial Garden constitute one of the jewels of Germanna.
Hours of operation:
Tues-Sat 1pm-5pm
2062 Germanna Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508
(540) 423-1700

Gilmore Cabin »

The Gilmore Cabin is a post-Civil War African-American’s house on the Montpelier property.
Hours of operation:
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. | April through October
(540) 672-2728

James Madison’s Montpelier »

Home of the Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and America's 1st First Lady
Hours of operation:
Mon-Sun 9am-5pm, Hours Can Vary by Season, Check Website
11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
(540) 672-2728 x140

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.
11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Orange County Court House »

The Courthouse building is a historic landmark in the town of Orange.
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.
Hours of operation:
Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm | Closed on holidays
130 Caroline Street, Orange, Virginia 22960-1533
(540) 672-5366

Orange Historic Commercial District »

The Historic District contains the oldest public, religious and commercial structures in the Town of Orange.
Town of Orange, Downtown
(540) 672-2540

Orange Train Station »

Home of the Orange County Visitors Center
Hours of operation:
Mon-Sat 9am-5pm | Sunday 11am-3pm
122 Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
(540) 672-1653 Toll Free (877) 222-8072

Wilderness Battlefield »

Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, and Spotsylvania--this is America's battleground, where the Civil War roared to its bloody climax.
Hours of operation:
May-October - Begin your tour at Ellwood Manor. Ranger talks and tours at Saunders Field available seasonally.
35347 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508
Chancellorsville Visitor Center: (540) 786-2880