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.

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


Plan Your Trip

Touring Tips

The Great Outdoors


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The second annual Orange County Corks and Caps Summer Passport launches THIS weekend!! Grab your friends and start planning your trip to Orange County. With 16 participating locations, you’re sure to find a favorite, or two. Collect 5 stickers between May 29-September 4, 2023, and return your passport to receive a FREE, commemorative t-shirt.  Come experience the flavors—and stories—we savor as we celebrate and highlight Orange County’s award-winning Virginia craft beverage scene. Visit to learn more and download your passport today! 🍷🍺🧡 

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Barboursville Vineyards, The Barn at 678 Vineyard, Chateau Merrillanne, Honah Lee Vineyard, Horton Vineyards, The Market at Grelen, Reynard Florence Vineyard, Barboursville, VA, Sweet Vines Farm Winery, Well Hung Vineyard - Gordonsville, Woodbrook Farm Vineyard, Patch Brewing Co., Iron Pipe Alewerks, Unionville Brewing Co. LLC, Central Virginia Wine Tours, Cville Hop On Tours
Orange County is pleased to announce The Edna Lewis Menu Trail program a winner of the 2023 NACo Achievement Award!!! 🧡 The program celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the release of Edna Lewis’s first cookbook – The Edna Lewis Cookbook and is designed to highlight Edna Lewis’ life, agriculture, and current culinary industries while driving visitation and building awareness of the Orange County community she called home. To read more, please visit 

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To kick off our tour this week with Virginia Tourism Corporation, we had a fabulous welcome and opening reception in Historic Gordonsville, VA! HUGE thank you to for being the perfect host and to @jacksonandcompanymarket and @krecekkakesbakery for the delicious treats! We are looking forward to the next couple of days showcasing all the ways you can #enjoyorangeva! 🧡✨
We are thrilled to have the NEW @grelendepot on Main Street in Orange, VA! ✨ This charming and historic building will be home to 3 stylish event spaces, a exquisite art gallery, and the luxurious 118 Suite! 🧡 
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Check out all the amazing golf courses that Orange County has to offer! With the official start of Spring comes warmer weather and longer days. Plan a trip all three of these BEAUTIFUL golf courses! Meadows Farms Golf Course, Lake of the Woods Golf Club, and Somerset Farms Golf Course are all waiting for you! ⛳️🏌️ Click here to read 👉🏻

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Thanks to Bethesda Magazine & Bethesda Beat for the amazing coverage on Orange County! Check out all the places they recommend for the ultimate "Mountain Getaway"!!! ⛰🧡

Use this link to read the article 👉

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Spoon and Spindle, Inn At Willow Grove, Krecek Kakes, LLC, Gordonsville Ice House, James Madison's Montpelier, Well Hung Vineyard - Gordonsville, Iron Pipe Alewerks, The Market at Grelen, Barboursville Vineyards, Annie Gould Gallery, Gillian Valentine, Folkling and Posh.
Thanks to Condé Nast Traveler for this wonderful write up about Enda Lewis and her time in Orange County, VA! You can also learn more on our Edna Lewis Menu Trail and the participating restaurants! Click the link below to read today! 🧡 

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A peak inside the absolutely lovely NEW Main Street Tavern in Orange! Not only is the atmosphere cozy & absolutely beautiful, but the food is wonderful!!! Sending a big congratulations to Jackie Westerbeck & her team for bringing such a wonderful new restaurant to Orange!!l

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