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.
On the Edge of Abstraction
Exhibit dates: December 6, 2018–January 31, 2019
James Madison’s Montpelier Closed for Annual Maintenance
Wednesday, January 2 - Friday, January 11, 2019
Fireside Fridays at Honah Lee Vineyard
Friday, January 4, 2019
Stained Glass Workshop
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at James Madison’s Montpelier
Saturday, January 19 - Monday, January 21, 2019
National Puzzle Day at Horton Vineyards
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Yes, it’s cold outside. But while the vines at Orange County’s wineries have gone dormant for the winter, the tasting rooms are warm, cozy and dressed up for the holidays, making this a wonderful time for a wine excursion.