A unique presidential, cultural and agricultural museum; the first in the U.S. to honor James Madison, Jr. Our collection consists of a diverse mix of artifacts that includes documents, costumes, farm equipment, conveyances, presidential artifacts and even a 1733 tenant farmhouse built for Alexander Spotswood. Our exhibit rooms: Presidents Room, Black History Room, Manahoac Confederacy & Paleo-Virginia, Hall of Agriculture & Transportation, and our temporary exhibit space that changes every 4-6 months. Less than four minutes fro
James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage
129 Caroline St
Orange, VA 22960
With 6,000 square feet of exhibits, the average visitor enjoys a little over an hour’s visit.
PARKING: An easy walk from Main Street. There is a parking area on our side lot (Church Street), handicap- at the door, street parking and adjacent parking at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.
GROUP TOURS: We welcome group tours and appreciate advanced notice.
MORE ABOUT THE AREA
The Town of Orange is home to wonderful restaurants, B&B’s, vineyards/wineries and marvelous antique shops. The Exchange Hotel in Gordonsville is a mere 20 minutes’ drive. James Madison’s Montpelier is 10 minutes away. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains are less than an hour away. A mere 30 minutes will have to at Jefferson’s Monticello and Monroe’s Highland House at Ashlawn. Civil War Battlefields within 30 minutes: Wilderness (& Ellwood Manor), Chancellorsville and Cedar Creek.