the white mill is one of the only remaining dan river textile mills in danville. this 600,000 square foot mill closed in 2001. recently the property has been sold and in the future will become a high tech center. the white mill is worth a look to see a relic of danville's textile manufacturing past.more
stratford college was established in 1880 and was later renamed danville college for young ladies. this beautiful french renaissance building was buit in 1884 and is nicknamed "old main". this former academic building with it's massive neo-classical portico was designed by architect stanhope johnson. stratford college closed in 1974 and today "old...more
the danville welcome center is a good first stop on a visit to danville. at the center you can get information on hotels, restaurants, and the attractions of danville. for those interested in architecture besure to get the victorian walking tour map of the beautiful mansions on "millionaires row" (main street).more
the sutherlin mansion was built for major william sutherlin in 1858. during the civil war major sutherlin was a quartermaster for the confederacy. after the fall of richmond confederate president jefferson davis fled to danville and established the third capitol of the confederacy in the sutherlin mansion. the sutherlin mansion was the capitol of...more
2130 Riverside Dr, Danville, VA 24540
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2136 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, Danville, VA 24540
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2121 Riverside Dr, Danville, Virginia, 24540, United States
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Being an Italian & Wine Connoisseur, I highlysuggest this hidden Danville treasure. Located in the Riverside Shopping Centre and owned and operated by TRUE Italian's with 4 star chef credentials this is a placeyou have got to try!!!!Dress is casual, I've even worn shorts on occasions. The Entire Menu is Great!!!!Look for nightly specials on board...more
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The Temple is the only place in Danville where teens and college-aged kids can hang out and listen to live punk and metal. Local bands are always on the playlist. It's for all ages and they don't serve anything stronger than Mt. Dew. In fact, all they serve are soft drinks and bottled water. There's no smoking inside.The Temple hosts bands on...more
Tomahawk Mills Winery and Vineyard is located near Chatham, VA. They produce a variety of libations ranging from red wine to mead. The owners converted a old water powered grist mill into their store front for the winery. The drive to the winery has scenic rolling hills and farmlands.more
Danville has over 12 miles of walking trails that follow the river from downtown to the sports complex of semi-pro baseball to softball, soccer, etc. Near the ball field is a mountain bike trail of several miles and also boat docks for launching boats to fish for land locked stripped bass.
Equipment: Good pair walking shoes, fishing poles
Visit the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. It is the Last Capital of the Confederacy and our claim to fame. As the last days of the Confederate States of America drew to a close, the capital was moved from Richmond which was under seige, to Danville. President Jefferson Davis received word of the surrender at Appomattox while governing from The Sutherlin Mansion in Danville. It is now the museum of Fine Arts and of course History. The gift shop has many interesting historical replicas of games toys etc.
Fondest memory: Of course, my children were born here. Other than that, The Dan River, the town is built around it. You can't go far with out crossing the Dan. Two Dams and the leftovers of the hydroelectric plant that brought electricity to Danville.
Here is a Picture of the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.