History, adventure, natural beauty, Orange County is Virginia unspoiled. Connect with the past by visiting James Madison’s home, Montpelier, or by walking the grounds where the civil war was fought. Taste the fruit of the county’s three award winning wineries or spend a warm day horseback riding. Take in the view from above at Orange County Airport where skydiving lessons are offered seasonally. Visit one of the county’s many pick-your-own farms for fresh apples, nuts, or berries. In Orange County you can wonder off the beaten path to experience the natural splendor residence have always loved about Virginia while content in the knowledge that modern comfort and convenience is never more than a few miles away.

Dining

Elmwood at Sparks
124 West Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
Combining local ingredients and the areas southern heritage Elmwood at Sparks adds a modern twist to Virginia cuisine with a dedication to sustainable farming.

Real Food
12267 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange, VA 22960
Who knew green could taste this good? A new spin on the roadside eatery Real Food lives up to its name using only the freshest organic ingredients. As a small gourmet lunch spot it is easily overlooked but not to be missed.

Silk Mill Grille
101-A Woodmark Street, Orange, VA 22960
Great casual lunch option for a day spent soaking in the county’s historic attractions. The Silk Mill was once “you guessed it” a silk mill used in WWII. The interior is decorated with artifacts from the mills history.

The Light Well
110 East Main Street, Orange, VA 22960
A charming local gathering in the center or The Town of Orange, The Light Well is filled with good food and warm hearts.

Things to do

Pick-Your-Own Farms
Gold Hill Blueberry Farm
12290 Daffodil Lane, Unionville, VA 22567

Honey Hill Orchards
30391 Catharpin Road, Mine Run, VA 22508

Hoosier Nut Tree Farm
9091 Zachary Taylor Highway, Unionville, VA 22567

Outdoor Adventure
Oakland Heights Farm (horseback Riding)
17110 James Madison Highway, Gordonsville, VA 22942

Orange County Airport (skydiving)
19103 Constitution Highway, Orange, VA 22960
Skydive Orange, Inc
11339 Bloomsbury Road, Orange, VA 22960

Wineries
Barboursville Vineyards
17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Central Virginia Wine Tours & Transportation (Tours by Reservation)
12234 Melton Road, Orange, VA 22960

Horton Vineyards
6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, VA 22942

Reynard Florence Vineyards
16109 Burnley Road, Barboursville, VA 22923

Historic Sites
Barboursville Ruins
17655 Winery Road, Barboursville
Mansion designed by Thomas Jefferson and burned down Christmas Day 1884 and now preserved as a historic landmark.

The Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel
400 South Main Street, Gordonsville, VA 22942

Gilmore Cabin
11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
Post-Civil War African American Home

Montpelier
11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957
James Madison’s Home

The Wilderness Battlefield
35347 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508