Our Story

Established in 1734, Orange County’s story is an authentically American tale. Rich in agricultural and intellectual gifts, our natives and immigrants sowed the seeds of innovation and independence from their niche in the Blue Ridge foothills. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War and the founding of the Constitution, Orange County is a cradle of American patriotism. Orange County has an extraordinary sense of place. Whether you’re strolling down the tree-lined boulevards in our downtowns or revisiting America’s roots at Montpelier, Orange County is a community where the past is abundantly present.

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Our Setting

We’re nestled in the Piedmont region of Virginia, famed for rolling hills and world-renowned wines. Proximity to the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills lends itself to spectacular views and sunsets. We’re close to major cities, but a mindset away.

20 miles from Charlottesville
60 miles from Richmond
70 miles from Washington, DC
160 miles from Norfolk


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Upcoming Events

Sat 26

Movies Under the Stars, Gordonsville VA

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oct 02
governor spotswood and fort germanna
Oct 03
governor spotswood and fort germanna

Special Fort Germanna Public Access Day

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Sometimes the best memories are the ones you never thought you’d make. Fall out of your comfort zone and into a new experience this season with a unique, unexpected experience in Orange County. 

Click below to learn more about exciting local activities in the most recent blog from our Fall Blog Series, Unexpected Autumn Adventures!

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Weekend: the period from Friday evening through Sunday evening, especially regarded as a time for leisure. Don’t waste your precious time planning, we already took care of it! Spend your weekend enjoying the beautiful (and delicious) areas of Orange County.

Click below to read your weekend itinerary in our most recent blog, A Weekend to Wander.

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If you’re itching to get out but aren’t sure where to start, check out our new Fall Blog Series! We picked out some local favorites that are sure to inspire a little adventure in all of us. 

Click the link below to begin your Orange County escapade!
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Spend your day lakeside! Reel in a fish or relax with a picnic at Lake Orange. This gorgeous lake is the perfect place for a quick getaway with family or friends. #WanderLove
Have a serene experience at the Annie duPont Formal Garden at James Madison's Montpelier. Stop by to see and learn about the history behind this gorgeous 200-year-old garden. #WanderLove
Our new website is LIVE! Whether you’re looking to stay the night, explore the area or attend an event, you’ll find memories for the making in Orange County. 

Check out our new site here: #VisitOrangeCountyVA #visitvirginia #Rebrand
Experience the exhilaration of skydiving at @skydiveorange! Celebrate Labor Day this weekend by letting go of all that work stress and seeing how gorgeous Orange is from above. #WanderLove
Tired of being cooped up inside? Get your share of the outdoor air by picking your own flowers at @libertymillsfarm! #WanderLove