Discover our rich history, variety of accommodations, award-winning wineries, world-class dining, unique shopping, a multitude of activities, and of course, awe-inspiring scenery! Here in the Piedmont region, find Central Virginia’s hidden gem of Greater Gordonsville perfectly situated.
Walk in the footsteps of early notables of the day! Like Governor James Barbour, Explorer Meriwether Lewis, Jack Jouett, President George Washington, President Thomas Jefferson, President James Madison, President James Monroe, President Zachary Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel George Custer, General Stonewall Jackson, General Robert E. Lee, Colonel John S. Mosby, the Comte de Rochambeau, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the du Ponts. The times have changed, but not the continuing allure of Greater Gordonsville. So, decompress from the routine everyday, by planning your visit today!
During the late 19th century, the endeavors of African-American women entrepreneurs put the Town of Gordonsville on the map, as “The Fried Chicken Capital of the World.” Through fried chicken and biscuits, these female entrepreneurs realized waiting train passengers made ideal candidates for their southern fare. As an honor to these industrious ladies who so contributed to the culinary palette of America, the Town of Gordonsville celebrates with an annual festival.
A century later, our culinary acclaim grows with Restaurant Pomme, drawing customers from far and wide, for authentic, classic French dining. In addition, award-winning, mouth-watering barbeque attracts a dedicated following to the BBQ Exchange. Don’t forget the sides, like mac and cheese, collard greens, and hush puppies!
Be sure to indulge in sweet German pastries and coffee made fresh daily at Krecek Kakes and to cap off savory selections, purchase delicious candies handmade at Jill’s Candy Cottage.
Just thirty minutes from Charlottesville, Greater Gordonsville garners visitors from Richmond to Washington, D.C., and beyond. Upon arrival, you will experience a blend of southern tradition and European panache, with shops and restaurants among the finest anywhere.