Places of Interest

James Madison Museum

The first museum in the United States to honor James Madison, the Museum’s mission is to preserve and present the remarkable history of Orange County, along with the contributions of the Father of the Constitution/President James Madison, First Lady, Dolley Madison and Orange-born President (General) Zachary Taylor.  

129 Caroline Street,

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-1776

Opened 7/4/1976, the Museum houses a wonderful collection of documents, costumes, farm equipment, Madison family artifacts and even a 1730's Patent House. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Memberships available and supporting members visit free and receive 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases.

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James Madison's Montpelier

Montpelier is the lifelong home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, Architect

of the Bill of Rights, and fourth President of the United States.

11350 Constitution Hwy,

Montpelier Station, VA 22957

(540) 672-2728

As a museum of American history and center for constitutional education, Montpelier engages the public with the enduring legacy of Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people.

The historic home and 2,700-acre grounds are open to visitors and student groups throughout the year with a formal garden and over 8 miles of walking trails to explore. 

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Museum of Culpeper History

The Mission of the Museum of Culpeper History is to actively promote an awareness of history for residents and visitors through education, interpretation, presentation and preservation.

113 S. Commerce Street, 

Culpeper, VA 22701

(540) 829-1749

Now located in the historic train depot in Downtown Culpeper, the Museum of Culpeper History collects, preserves, interprets, and exhibits objects, artifacts, and stories depicting the tremendous history and culture of Culpeper, VA - from 215 million year old dinosaur tracks to modern art. 

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The Art Center In Orange

Established in 1997, The Arts Center In Orange works to increase the quality of life in our community by promoting an appreciation for fine contemporary arts in diverse styles and ideologies. Come and explore the arts at the Arts Center In Orange.

129 E Main Street,

Orange, VA 22960

(540) 672-7311

Our programs include the Morin Gallery, offering eight free public gallery exhibits of work by emerging and established artists annually; a Virginia Artisans gift shop; Art Bus trips to Rich and DC galleries; classes in art and music for children and adults in a variety of media; the Orange studio an ACO program offering space and support for mentally challenged adult artists. 

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The Exchange Hotel Civil War Medical Museum

Our museum is rich in history and the original structure has survived over 150 years from war to abandonment to what is now a thriving museum.

400 S Main Street,

Gordonsville, VA 22942

(540) 832-2944

We tell the story of this building from its start as a grand hotel in the early years, through the harsh realities of the Civil War as Gordonsville's General Receiving Hospital, on through to the end of the war when it became a Freedmen's Bureau. 

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