Exceedingly Rich in Historic and Scenic Beauty
Established in 1734, Orange County was named in honor of William, Prince of Orange and covered an area that extended to the Mississippi River and Great Lakes. Here you can walk in the footsteps of James Madison, our nation’s fourth President and “Father of the Constitution,” at his beloved home Montpelier. Delight in the breathtaking views, which Madison described as “a squirrel’s jump from heaven.” Stay at one of our charming bed & breakfasts, inns or hotels. Enjoy our Southern hospitality and fine dining. Explore our award-winning wineries, historic sites and museums, adventure and outdoor recreation, quaint shops and art galleries. There is something fun for everyone in Orange County that you will find Simply Stunning!
Explore these guides to learn more about Orange County, Virginia. Click on the name to open them.
• Civil War Driving Tour of Orange County
• Restaurant Guide
• The Best of Virginia Wine
• Orange’s Courthouse
• It Happened In Orange County
• Orange As A Railway Town
• Mine Run Campaign
• Gordonsville “Fried Chicken Capital of the World”
• Tracks Through Time GPS Coordinates
Orange County Cruisers Cruise Night
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Working Woods Walk at James Madison’s Montpelier
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Orange County Fair
Wednesday, July 19 - Saturday, July 23, 2016
Virginia’s Covered Bridges Presentation by Ms. Ann Miller
Sunday, July 23, 2017
The service of Captain Andrew Maples, Jr., a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and Orange County native, will soon be immortalized with a new historical marker in the Town of Orange, set near the location of the Maples family home site.