Southern Virginia has history, arts and culture; as good and important as any in the Commonwealth. The quiet historic towns and bustling streets of our contemporary cities belie the vast plantations that once covered the region. Our fields have an incredible story to tell that will astound even the most casual visitor.
At selected times during the year, the arts and culture in Southern Virginia come alive with great performances at the Prizery. Your travelers can dine at the Molasses Grill on sophisticated gourmet southern food and stay at a restored plantation.
The art at Bob Cage’s sculpture farm is certainly unique – and it is located on his farm where goats, donkeys and llama’s roam freely around and on top of some of the sculptures. This one of a kind place will have everyone taking pictures!
Travel a short distance to the Prizery, formerly a 19th century tobacco warehouse. Learn about the tobacco growing history of this region as well as the Revolutionary War events which took place nearby.
Dinner at the renowned Molasses Grill will combine sophistication along with down home Southern cooking.
Return to the Prizery for the evening performance and then spend the evening at Berry Hill plantation, one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture in Virginia. This former tobacco plantation lay in ruins for nearly 50 years before being meticulously restored.
After a lovely breakfast, travel to the historic town of Halifax for a walking tour of the homes and gardens. See Antebellum architecture at its finest, including the county courthouse.
Travel next to Danville and the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Classes, changing exhibits and a short tour of the Sutherlin Mansion make this a fine stop for art and culture lovers.
Danville is also home to an area called Millionaire’s row. A self guided walking tour highlights Victorian and Edwardian buildings.