About Us

This museum, the first in the United States to honor James Madison, is unique as it is presidential, multi-cultural, and agricultural. Our mission is to preserve the remarkable history of Orange County; and to educate guests with regard to the contributions of the Father of the Constitution/Author of the Bill of rights - 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 1733 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!

OPEN DAILY - 10 am - 5 pm.

2020 Admission:

$6.00 / Adult (18+); $3.00 / Youth (6-17).

2021 Admission:

$10.00 / Adult (18-65); $6.00 / Seniors, Military and First Responders; $3.00 / Youth (6-17).