Barboursville, Virginia is located in Orange County, a historic, beautifully scenic area of the state known as the birthplace of a nation. Barboursville has plenty of historic and cultural attractions such as the ruined mansion of Governor Barbour designed by Thomas Jefferson, plus the Barboursville Vineyards, which attracts visitors from far away for their famous wine tastings.
Jefferson designed what was intended to be the grandest residence in Orange County for Barbour who was Virginia’s first Governor (1812-1814). The mansion was partially destroyed in a fire in 1884 but guests can still tour the ruins and marvel at its grandeur. It is also now part of the Barboursville Vineyard so visitors can sip on Pinot while contemplating the grand past of this area. There's also plenty of great shopping and dining in town.
Visit in early Summer for comfortable temperatures.