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Sutherlin Mansion

975 Main Street, Danville, VA 24541, USA

Built in 1859 for Danville's leading citizen, Major William T. Sutherlin, the Sutherlin Mansion is known as the temporary residence of Confederate president Jefferson Davis for the week of April 3-10, 1865. In this house, Davis authored his last official proclamation as president of the Confederacy. The government remained in Danville until April 10, when it received news of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender in Appomattox. Today, the mansion houses the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History. On permanant display is the exhibtion "Between the Lines: Danville 1861-1865", which interprets Danville's role in the Civil War as a supply depot and the mansion as the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy."


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From I-29 continue to Virginia 86. Take the U.S. 29/West Main Street ramp, turning left onto West Main Street (which becomes Main Street). The museum will be 0.25 mile on the right.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum, guided tours.

Regular Events

April, History on the Lawn.

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Admission Fee

Free; suggested donation $5.00.


Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Sunday: 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.



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