Danville Museum - Sutherlin Mansion

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The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, located inside the Sutherlin Mansion (originally built for William T. Sutherlin in 1859), has been called the “Last Capitol of the Confederacy.” It was here that Jefferson Davis spent long hours staring out the parlor window after he heard the news of the Confederacy’s surrender. Witnesses say ghostly activity occasionally is noted here, such as footsteps, a woman who appears in mirrors, phantom cigar smoke and a girl’s moan.

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Geographic Information

Address:
975 Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
United States

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GPS:
36.58102665937476, -79.40017282962799
Nearest Towns:
Danville, VA (0.4 mi.)
Mount Hermon, VA (6.8 mi.)
Blairs, VA (7.0 mi.)
Milton, NC (11.0 mi.)
Ruffin, NC (12.2 mi.)
Yanceyville, NC (12.7 mi.)
Chatham, VA (16.9 mi.)
Sandy Level, VA (17.7 mi.)
Eden, NC (21.3 mi.)
Reidsville, NC (21.4 mi.)

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