Hours to Visit:



10 am - 5 pm


Members Admitted Free

$6.00 per Adult (18+)

$3.00 per Child (6-17)


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In compliance with the Govenor's directive we are CLOSED out of concern for public safety and the COVID 19.
May 2nd Spring Fling has been cancelled.  
October 17th Appraisal Fair and Antiques Market is still on the calendar.

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.



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, guest 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 the Madisons and Taylor; along with a few from Washington, Jefferson and Monroe.  The Manahoac Confederacy & Paleo-American exhibit will hopefully inspire our guests to learn more about the first Americans.  Our Temporary Exhibit Room changes every few months - so come see what's on exhibit today!

© 2013 - 2019 The James Madison Museum of Orange County Heritage

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