Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History

Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History

975 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541 - United States





The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History is located in the Sutherlin Mansion on Millionaires Row in Danville, Virginia. Built for William T. Sutherlin in 1859, the house has become well known as the “Last Capitol of the Confederacy.” It served in this capacity from April 3 until 10, 1865, just weeks before the Civil War came to an end. In 1974, the house was opened as a Fine Arts & History Museum. The site has been designated as a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The four art galleries and the permanent Civil War exhibition, Between the Lines: Danville 1861-1865, are open during all hours that the Danville Museum is open. In Jennings and Schoolfield Galleries is an exhibit about Camilla Williams, Danville native and the first Afro-American woman to sing at a major New York City opera house

Gallery IV is now our children’s activity room, with art from our permanent collection. Tours of the historic house are available at any time

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