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Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History

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Address: 975 Main St, Danville, VA 24541-1822
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+1 434-793-5644
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 14:00 - 17:00
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My wife and another couple were visiting Danville one weekend and we decided to do the walking tour. We needed some directions so we stopped at the Sutherlin House for... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
Robert P
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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Chesterfield, Virginia
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217 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My wife and another couple were visiting Danville one weekend and we decided to do the walking tour. We needed some directions so we stopped at the Sutherlin House for directions. After talking to the curator, we ended up taking the tour of the house. The tour is self-guided. Visitors receive a headset and audio device. The exhibits and artifacts... More 

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Apex, nc
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Just as all the other reviews state, this is a historical landmark that is definitely worth seeing. We really enjoyed the whole experience, especially the self-guided walking tour with the hand-held information gadget.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A very interesting visit. Expected to stay 20 minutes as it looked small from the outside but inside was a very well done and fascinating look at the Civil War from the Confederate side. The museum was the home of a local notable who became the quartermaster for the Confederacy during the war. Lots of local information and highlights of... More 

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Thank Bcobert
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The house is beautiful with many floors and stairs. There is an elevator. Parking is behind but limited. The history part of the home is from a wealthy, white perspective. Confederate history abounds. There are many artifacts and a video. The art in the basement is interesting.

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Thank denise r
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This place is worth a visit for a view in to the mind of those who see confederate civil war history as principally about rich landed white people. I hoped to see more of an emphasis on the history of the nearly 50% of the local population that was enslaved (there was very little information about the enslaved people who... More 

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Thank Katie A
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Christmas lights were a nice touch. The museum displays alot of Danville's history and a self guided tour lets you take your time to enjoy each room.

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Thank Angela S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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277 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

My Wife and I found the tour to be worth it. The audio tour head sets worked well and were interesting. The mansion was nicely kept and the history display of the past days of the civil war downstairs was very well done. The outside had nice garden area and grounds.

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1 Thank Zephyr_Travel
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We enjoyed the tour of the home and especially the place it has in Confederate history. Beautiful furnishings and art work. The audio tour was interesting and easy to operate. We would highly recommend a visit.

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Ruffin, North Carolina
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

This is such a wonderful place to visit. I have visited here on many occasions and always find something new. I am however saddened that the powers that be have decided to not fly the Confederate flag over THE LAST CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY! What an outrage!

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Gretna, Virginia
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92 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

They do not seem to recognize their responsibility to history and the location of the Confederacy capitol. Also, seems to be a rough area of town, lock valuables.

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Thank James D

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