Welcome to

Orange County, Virginia

established 1734

A destination rich in historic sites and museums, outdoor adventures, quaint Main Street shops, art galleries and storybook views. Orange County, Virginia, where hospitality and heritage live.

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Please note, to protect the health and safety of visitors and Virginians, masks or face-coverings are required indoors at this time. For more information on the Governor’s Executive Order 63, please CLICK HERE

New on Explore Orange County, Virginia Blog

July - August 2020

Summer Virtual Art Camps hosted by the Arts Center in Orange

The Arts Center in Orange offers a wide range of classes for all ages and skill levels. Children's Virtual Art Camps are available through July and early August.


see website for details

Friday, August 7, 2020

First Fridays Gordonsville

 Join us for our second in a series of *safe* (free) FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS on beautiful Main Street in Gordonsville VA!
Celebrating our local community & featuring music on the Town Hall Steps by THE WAVELENGTH (Jazzy Blues & Bluesy Jazz) , local vendors, food & ice cream.
Bring a lawn chair and stay for a while!
Family friendly, pet friendly event.



5 PM - 8 PM

The Market at Grelen:


Wednesday - Sunday (10-4)

The Market at Grelen Trails will remain open Wednesday - Sunday 10-4. 

Grelen's patio is open for dining from their cafe with a limited menu, PYO blueberries & peaches are ripe ready and  the garden  shop is open for shoppers.

  • Please no picnicking anywhere and no loitering on the grounds or in the parking lot

  • Please maintain a distance of at least 6' between your group and other hikers

  • Please only visit with immediate family or members of the same household

  • ​Please leave the trails and the Grelen property no later than 4 pm 


10 am - 4 pm

James Madison's Montpelier:


Thursday - Monday (9-4)

James Madison's Montpelier Grounds are open. 

This includes the historical core, Annie duPont Formal and Oriental gardens, Madison family and enslaved community cemeteries, and walking trails, on 2,700 acres.


  • The grounds will be open Thursday-Monday from 9 AM to 4 PM

  • David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center Museum Shop is open. 

  • Orange County Residents access for free

  • Non Residents, $10/car Day Pass 

  • Visitors are strongly encouraged to purchase their passes online before visiting.


Grounds open

9am - 4pm Thursday-Monday

Fort Germanna:

Visitor Center & TRAILS ARE OPEN

Germanna Visitor Center Open 

The trails of the Siegen Forest are open sunrise to sunset, 7 days a week for a quiet hike in the woods. The trails are beautiful this time of year and run the banks of the Rapidan River.


sunrise to sunset

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Orange County Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday, Wednesday-Saturday

10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday and Sunday 11 am - 3 pm

Closed for some holidays.




122 East Main Street, Historic Train Depot,

Orange, Virginia

We are a Virginia State certified Visitor Center.


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Gordonsville Visitor Center

Visitor Center Hours:

Monday -Thursday 10 am - 4:30 pm

Friday and Saturday 10 am - 4:00 pm

Closed on Sunday and for some holidays.




Next to Town Hall at 200 South Main Street,

Gordonsville, Virginia