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
The Paintings of Rose Mary Walls
Wednesday June 6,2018 through July 28, 2018
Kids are Free at Montpelier This Summer
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018
6th Annual Playin’ in the Park Independence Celebration
Saturday, July 7, 2018
The Articles of Confederation - Our First Constitutional Government
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Bull Riding Rodeo
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Friday, July 27-29 2018
Welcome to our new series -The “Local” Knows - where we will be sharing occasional tips and itineraries of hidden wonderful experiences in & through our beloved Orange County, Virginia.
Our mission - to unveil the secrets and treasures of this area, a short drive from DC, NOVA or Richmond, rich with scenic drives, lake and river activities, farm to table experiences, charming, authentic and historic destinations.