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420 W Main St, Danville VA 24541; (804) 791-5600;
Non-profit private institution of higher education with 2800 students. Offers 35 undergraduate degrees and 3 masters degrees.
Stratford College - Danville
Closed in August 1974 after struggling to raise enough money to reopen for the fall term. In the late 1960's, Stratford College made the cover of TIME magazine with the cover title, "The Renaissance Woman." A unique school that attracted students from all over the world, Stratford offered a wonderful liberal arts education with a small teacher/student ratio. All of her students enjoyed the close knit environment and the lovely campus. Stratford may be closed but her spirit lives on. Her colors were blue and white and her motto was "ever striving to the stars." Her school flower was the Stratford Iris.
"Wreck of the Old 97" - Historic Marker
Historical marker on US58W outside of town marks the railroad accident that inspired the popular ballad Wreck of the Old 97 that occured here on Sept 27, 1903 and killed nine people.
Millionaires Row - Historic District
Series of Edwardian and Victorian mansions along Main Street reflect Danville's prosperous tobacco and textile heritage. A few of the opens are opened to the public during the Christmas Walking Tour in the second Sunday of December.
Lady Astor House - 117 Broad St, Birthplace of Britains first female parliament member (1879).
Dan River Textile Mill
Largest single unit textile mill in the world. Visit their factory outlet store for their line of bed and bath linens.
Danville's history and economy is connected to the large tobacco warehouses, which it make one of the largest tobacco auction centers in the nation. Today there are six large warehouses with over one million sq ft of floor space. Visitors are welcome to watch the auctions which usually occur between August and November.
In 1858, this was the site of the first public auction for piles of tobacco leaves.
Imperial Tobacco Building
501 Craghead Street, Danville, VA
The Imperial Tobacco Building spans Craghead Street for 445' and runs 155' back alnog Newton and Colquhoun Strets to the Southern Railroad spur. The building consists of two five-story factories constructed in the late 19th century which serve as anchors to the two and three-story structures between them.
JH Crosby Building
502 Craghead St, Danville, VA
The newly established firm of J.H. Crosby and Bros. constructed a plug and twist tobacco factory in 1880. The 4-story L-shaped factory fronted on Craghead Street 75' and 85' on Newton Street. Tobacco was steam-dryed and sweetened with licorice on the 2nd and 3rd floors in the rear of the building.
Continental Tobacco Company
620 Craghead St, Danville, VA
In 1899, the Continental Tobacco Company erected a large 3-story brick prizery (200' x 85') on Lynn Street for the rehandling of tobacco purchased on the Danville market.
American Tobacco Company
618 Craghead St, Danville, VA
R. B. Graham, a Danville contractor, built the Harris Building for the American Tobacco Company in the early 1900's. The 3-story brick rehandling and redrying plant (65'x100') afforded the maximum in fire protection available at the time using mill construction and automatic sprinklers. The plant contained a receiving room on the 1st floor, hanging and prizing rooms on the 2nd and 2 dryers on the 3rd floor.
Tank and Ordinance War Memorial Museum
American Armoured Foundation (AAF)
3401 US-29, Danville, VA 24540; (434) 836-5323; Email;
Open: Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM (Exc: Thanksgiving & Christmas); Admission: $10 Adult / $8 Under 12 & Over 60;
Grand Opening : May 17, 2003
Here you will see one of the finest collections of tanks, artillery, weapons, headgear, uniforms, insignia, medals and military memorabilia anywhere in the USA. The AAF maintains a living war memorial dedicated to honoring the sacrifices made by so many men and women, for something we all hold very dear...Freedom.
Danville Science Center
677 Craghead St, Danville, VA 24543; (804) 791-5160;
Open: Mon-Sat 9:30AM-5PM / Sun 1-5PM;
An 1899 train depot has been converted into a hands-on childrens museum with interactive exhibits and special events.
Holiday Inn Express Danville Virginia
We pledge to offer you a clean and comfortable room, quality and prompt service, an inviting atmosphere, and the most gracious "Southern Hospitality"! This hotel is committed to providing accessible facilities under the American Disabilities Act.
There are also a number of civil war battle sites here, since Danville also served as the last capital of Jefferson Davis' Confederate Civil War administration before their surrender.
After the evacuation of Richmond on April 3, 1865 by Jefferson Davis and his cabinet, they came here. During the Civil War, Danville had a Confederate quartermaster depot, a hospital, and a prison camp.
Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History - Sutherlin House
975 Main St, Danville, VA 24543; (804) 793-5644;
Open: Tues-Fri 10AM-5PM / Sat-Sun 2AM-5PM; Free Admission;
Final headquarters of the Thomas Jefferson and the Confederate Government. Italianate mansion built in 1857 by tobacco magnate Maj. William Sutherlin, the museum contains many of the orginal period furnishings and changing art exhibits.
Winter Civil War Encampment - 3rd Weekend of February - This is an event portraying the life of Confederate soldiers during the winter months. This will be the fourth year that this event has taken place. The "Danville Grays", Company B, 18th Virginia Infantry is the host unit for the event. Members of other units are regular supporters. The weekend will include medical, tactics and firing demonstrations.
Averett Student Art Exhibition - April 6 - 27
Battlefields of the Civil War
An exciting revision of this combination travel/field guide to important Civil War battlefields in Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and Georgia. Acclaimed for its full coverage and thoughtful organization, this is a guidebook you can carry with you as you tour the sites, and relive the action through Howard's vivid battle descriptions.
Best Western Howard House Inn
With a Full Service Restaurant and Lounge, Live Entertainment On the Weekends.
Holiday Inn Express South Boston Virginia
Our Hotel offers a free deluxe continental breakfast with your stay, an outdoor pool, a full service business center, in-house gym and guest laundry. All rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, hairdryers, coffemakers, irons and ironing boards. We also have king-size bedrooms with sleep sofas, double rooms, and two types of suites in which one features a whirlpool tub. This hotel is committed to providing accessible facilities under the American Disabilities Act.
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