Lanier House

You are here Home  > Historical Buildings >  Lanier House

The Lanier House, the oldest documented residence in the city, was built in 1830 by Danville’s first mayor, Captain James Lanier. Although the structure now holds law offices, it has been the office of the city’s first pediatrician as well as a private residence. It is said to be haunted; witnesses attest to seeing apparitions and hearing mysterious voices and footsteps inside the building.

If you've had a paranormal experience here, or have any additional information about this location, please let us know!

Rate this Haunted Place

What do you think? Is this place really haunted? Voice your opinion here! Click "thumbs up" if you think its haunted, or "thumbs down" if you think its all just a tall tale.

Geographic Information

770 Main St
Danville, VA
United States

Get Directions »
36.584973858192285, -79.39682972424634
Nearest Towns:
Danville, VA (0.1 mi.)
Mount Hermon, VA (6.6 mi.)
Blairs, VA (6.7 mi.)
Milton, NC (10.9 mi.)
Ruffin, NC (12.5 mi.)
Yanceyville, NC (12.9 mi.)
Chatham, VA (16.6 mi.)
Sandy Level, VA (17.9 mi.)
Eden, NC (21.6 mi.)
Reidsville, NC (21.8 mi.)


Please note: It is your responsibility to acquire appropriate permissions before investigating any location listed on this site. Private property should be respected at all times, as should all posted signs concerning trespassing, hours of operation and other local regulations. Many "ghost hunters" have been arrested because they failed to contact property owners and/or local authorities ahead of time.

Share Your Experiences

Close Comments

Share Your Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Have a photograph taken from this location? Use the "Browse" or "Choose File" button below to select an image to upload along with your comment.


Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.