Historic Garden Tour of Danville

$20.00 ticket includes admission to tour headquarters, 4 homes and gardens and additional places of interest. This May Day tour showcases two significant Southside neighborhoods, "Millionaire's Row" on Main Street and "Forest Hills", next to Averett University, with special exhibits and speakers. Begin your tour with morning refreshments at Sutherlin Mansion, the last capital of the Confederacy built in 1857, now home to The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, and a Garden Club of Virginia restoration site. Cross Main Street to tour a 1873 Neo-classic frame house with Georgian Revival alterations and a columned summer house in the garden. Two miles away in Danville's first automobile suburb, enjoy classic early 20th century design in homes and gardens established during Virginia's textile and tobacco heyday and featuring recent renovations. Tour inside their brick serpentine walls, look out through the gorgeous floor length windows and relax outside in the gardens by the pools. A Georgian style estate and a Southern Colonial with sweeping views, built in the early 1930s, face each other around the grassy circle of Hawthorne Drive. Visit a stately Colonial sitting high on a knoll built during the expansion of "Forest Hills" in the early 1950s.  Bus tours are welcome.

Event Dates/Times

 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


 $20.00 for full admission; $10.00 for single house admission