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
153rd Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness
Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7, 2017
27th Annual Montpelier Wine Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017 and Sunday, May 7, 2017
Food Truck Battle
Saturday, June 6, 2017
Paracon at the Exchange
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Orange County Fair
Wednesday, July 19 - Saturday, July 23, 2016
It’s freezing cold and the vines are brown and craggy, but with cozy tasting rooms and warm welcomes, you don’t have to miss out on Virginia’s phenomenal wine scene just because it’s winter.