Enjoy a Stay in Historic Danville, Virginia
Check into one of the local hotels or Bed and Breakfasts or arrive early and take a stroll or drive along Main Street to view the preeminent collection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture known as Millionaire’s Row, a symbol of Danville’s and the South’s history. Make an appointment to see the Langhorne House, the birthplace of Viscountess Astor (Nancy Langhorne Astor), the first woman to sit in the British Parliament and her sister Irene the inspiration for the Gibson Girl.
Enjoy dinner at a locally owned restaurant located within a short driving distance of your accomodations.
Start with breakfast at the Danview restaurant featuring Southern cuisine, or catch a bite at a downtown cafe. Walk off the calories at The Crossing at the Dan's 8.5 miles of paved Riverwalk. Also located at The Crossing is the Danville Science Center with its hands-on exhibits and special programs for all ages.
Take the morning to visit the Tank Museum for an exciting collection of tanks and military memorabilia. Another great stop would be the Veterans Memorial located at Dan Daniel Park on River Point Drive.
Lunch at another local restaurant before Experiencing the history of the Civil War by touring the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, formerly the home of Major William T. Sutherlin host of Jefferson Davis during the last week of the Confederacy.
While in the area of the museum, tour the four historical cemeteries of Danville. The Grove Street Cemetery has marked graves as early as 1833 and is the resting place of many of the communities founders. The Green Hill Cemetery, The National Cemetery, and the Freedman’s Cemetery are just a few blocks away. Among the most prominent people interred there is quartermaster Maj. William T. Sutherlin. Danville’s Confederate Soldiers Monument can also be viewed there.
For more information call 434-793-4636 or go to www.visitdanville.com
Last Updated: 5/5/2011 1:30 PM