Dynasties of Danville
Visit the home of a tobacco baron, Virginia gentry, and the textile empire of Danville. Tobacco and railroad baron Major William Sutherlin's home served as the "Last Confederate Capital". His mansion now serves as the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. Within a short walk to 117 Broad Street is Langhorne House, the home of Lady Astor (Nancy Langhorne) and the "Gibson Girl" Irene Langhorne Gibson. Schoolfield Museum and Cultural Center is a short drive to 917 West Main Street and was the Welfare Building, c 1917 for Dan River Mills.
Danville Museum hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Langhorne House tours are by appointment, calling 434-791-2256
Schoolfield Museum is open Saturday 2:00-5:00 pm and by appointment, calling 434-792-6763