Orange County is known for its beauty and history. Orange County's rolling hills, rivers, and mountain views make it a perfect spot for someone who is looking for a more rural, private lifestyle.

Key Features

Historic Downtown: Located about 20 miles from Charlottesville in Orange County, the Town of Gordonsville features a bucolic Main Street and a historic downtown area that features a variety of top-tier dining options.

Horse Lovers Paradise: With rolling countryside and amazing pastoral settings, Orange County has attracted a wealth of professional horse trainers and breeders of Olympic caliber. If you are looking for a horse farm, Orange County is a great place to start.

Day Trip for a History Buff

Visit Ellwood Manor, a historic circa 1790 estate located on the Wilderness Battlefield in Orange County. It played a significant role during the American Civil War and is steeped in history.

Nest Picks

Wilderness Battlefield

Tour the site of the first meeting of Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War.

Shakespear at the Ruins

Every summer, the Four County Players present works by William Shakespeare under the stars at the ruins at Barboursville Vineyards.

James Madison Museum

A museum dedicated to showcasing personal items of James Madison, another President who called Central Virginia home.

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