Danville Museum - Sutherlin Mansion

You are here Home  > Historical Buildings >  Danville Museum - Sutherlin Mansion

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.

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

975 Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541
United States

Get Directions »
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.)


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

Comments (2)

  1. I have never seen anything or heard anything out of the ordinary, but you can smell heavy cigar smoke when no one was around. There was no one there when we went to visit this place only a handful of people and none of them were smoking. Go check it out for yourself, kinda creepy.

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Your email address will not be published.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. HauntedPlaces.org 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.