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!
The elegant balance valued in their wine, the quality of celebration inherent in its welcome, inspire palate harmonies that are Virginian in resources and Northern Italian in perspective, in country dining of vivacity and refinement.
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
Kids are Free at Montpelier This Summer
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - Friday, August 31, 2018
Bull Riding Rodeo
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Local Wine Excursion
Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays each month
Sip and Paint a Monogrammed Sign
Friday, August 17, 2018
Virginia’s Covered Bridges and Trusses
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Cabernet Franc Reserve Feast
Sunday, August 19,2018
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.