Marker outside The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History which is located in the Sutherlin Mansion on Millionaires' Row in Danville, Virginia.

Where We Are

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

The Sutherlin Mansion

The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History is located in the Sutherlin Mansion on Millionaires' Row in Danville, Virginia. Built in 1859 for a leading citizen, Major William T. Sutherlin. The house has become well known as the temporary residence, April 3 - 10, 1865, of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Danville Museum of Fine arts and History (Sutherlin Mansion 2nd Floor)

975 Main Street
Danville, Virginia 24541

Our location

At the time of its construction, the Sutherlins' home was considered the grandest in Danville. It was situated on four acres of land with several outbuildings: a kitchen, servants' quarters, a carriage house, greenhouse and stable. By 1912 the acreage had been reduced to approximately one and the outbuildings had been removed. The house was used as the Danville Public Library from 1928 - 1972. The library added wings to the main building in 1934 and 1950. The site has been designated as a Virginia Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Chapter Name: Anne Eliza Johns  Virginia Division

Text Box: L. Arthur Jr.

Pictures courtesy of:

L. Arthur Jr.

X-pressions Photography

laotsutso1@yahoo.com

Text Box: L. Arthur Jr.
Text Box: L. Arthur Jr.

Fountain located on the Manson grounds

Contact email address

aejohnsudc@gmail.com