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Danville Historical Society

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The Danville Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

The Danville Historical Society was created in 1971 to be a prime force in the city of Danville, Virginia for the preservation of historic buildings, artifacts and other significant materials pertaining to the history of Danville throughout time. The Society endeavors to educate the public as to the significance of these items, to promote their preservation and to inspire their rehabilitation for future generations.

During the late 1960s, Danville historian Mary Cahill recognized the wealth of Victorian architecture concentrated along "Millionaires Row." Under her direction, the Danville Historical Society was formed in February of 1971 to promote and preserve historical facts, artifacts, and buildings of the City and environs. Since then, the Society has enriched the community with many accomplishments.

Tour Danville Historic Areas

The Danville Historical Society proudly offers two guided walking tours of National Register Historic Districts.

The Secrets Inside is a tour of Danville's magnificent Millionaires Row, a part of the Old West End Historic District.

There's a Story Here is a tour of the Holbrook-Ross District, the professional African-American neighborhood that was created shortly after the Civil War.

Tours are offered at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily. There are no tours on major holidays.

Phone 434.770.1974. Leave name, number in party, and phone number including area code.

Tours are free for Historical Society members. Non-members pay $6 per person.

There's a Story Here is also available as a self-guided tour. Directions and information about individual homes and buildings are available in a brochure which you may pick up at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History (975 Main Street) and at the Danville Visitors' Center (645 River Park Drive).

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