Hours to Visit:



10 am - 5 pm

CLOSED Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Years days.



Members Admitted Free

$10 per Adult (18+)

$6 Seniors, Military, 1st Responders

$3 per Child (6-17)

Current Protective Measures in Place:

1. Tours:  Under 10:  Reservations appreciated but not mandatory.  6,000+ feet of exhibit space makes Social Distancing easy to practice. 


2. Tours are self-guided with docents available to answer questions.

3. Museum provides masks but you are welcome to wear your own.


4. Sanitizing measures are employed by staff members between tours. 


Handicap + one available at the front


On-street parking on Caroline St.


U npaved lot on Church St., just off of Business Rte. 15

(behind the museum at the corner of Caroline St. and Church St.) 


If there are no Church events, you can park at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. 


 Please use CHURCH ST. LOT.

Virtual Walking Tour

Historic Commercial District,

Town of Orange, Virginia



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.   


In our Hall of Agriculture & Transportation, guests enjoy the large collection of agricultural implements and 1732 cube house; testaments to the agrarian history of Orange.  Our Black History Room conveys the intertwined history of Black Americans from the American Revolution onward through Post-Emancipation.  The Madison Room displays numerous possessions of Madison and Taylor; along with artifacts of each of the eight Virginia-born presidents.  The Native American exhibit will hopefully inspire our guests to learn more about the first Americans and encourage research, education and dialogue.  Our Temporary Exhibit Room changes every few months - so come see what's on exhibit today!

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