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Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

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The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has three changing art galleries: The Jennings, Schoolfield, Boatwright and Gallery IV. Check our calendar of exhibitions for information about the wide array of art and history exhibits displayed in our galleries. Gallery exhibits are self-guided unless selected for special group tours.

Audio-Guided Historic Home Tour

The historic Sutherlin Mansion takes you back in time to just before and during the Civil War. The house belonged to William Sutherlin and his family and served as the Last Capitol of the Confederacy when President Jefferson Davis resided here from April 3-10, 1865.

Tours of the historic home begin with a 13 minute video: Major Sutherlin and the Danville Experience. After the video, the guided portion of the tour lasts approximately 30 minutes, takes you through the historic home, and tells you about the Sutherlin family and the events that occurred here.

"Between the Lines" Civil War Exhibit

Currently being updated for the Sesquicentennial, The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History has on permanent display the exhibition: "Between the Lines: Danville 1861-1865." This exhibit explores the development of the Confederate government as well as the many contributions Danville made to the Confederate cause as a supply depot, arsenal, hospital and prison center. This is a self-guided tour unless selected for a special group tour.

The Danville Museum offers a robust schedule of nationally traveling shows, nationally acclaimed artists, emerging or established artists of the Southeastern United States, as well as exhibits spotlighting local and regional artists.

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Hours of Operation:
Tue10:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat2:00 PM5:00 PM
Sun2:00 PM5:00 PM
Notes: Audio tours are available between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.(Tuesday - Friday) Audio tours are available between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.(Saturday & Sunday) The four art galleries and the permanent exhibition "Between the Lines: Danville 1861-1865" are open during all hours that the Danville Museum is open. Museum Shop Hours Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


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