Altillo Vineyards & Winery
Hours of operation are Friday & Saturday, 12:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. For extended hours, please call for appointment. Tasting fee is $10.00, credit toward purchase of your first bottle. (434) 324-4160, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.altillovineyards.com.
American Armored Foundation Tank Museum
Journey into the pages of military history at the most extensive international collection of tank and cavalry artifacts in the world. Collection dates from 1509 to present. Exhibits of 100 tanks and artillery pieces, over 1200 uniforms, 1500 pieces of headgear, Sandbox Soldier exhibit, International Hall of Tank & Calvary Generals and much more is awaiting your visit. Learn and explore military history thru the eyes of the soldier. For further information, call (434) 836-5323, email@example.com or visit www.aaftankmuseum.com. Prepare yourself for an adventure for both young and old alike.
Birch Creek Motorsports
Motocross track and ATV TT National Track located at 12725 Kentuck Road, Sutherlin. (434) 836-7629 or www.birchcreekmotorsports.com.
Birthplace of Lady Astor
Viscountess Nancy Astor was born in Danville, May 19, 1879. She became the first woman to sit in British Parliament. Her sister, Irene, married artist Charles Dana Gibson and inspired the famous "Gibson Girl". A historical marker is located at the corner of Broad and Main Streets. The Langhorne House is located at 117 Broad Street and is open on Saturdays from 2 - 5 p.m. Tours are also available by appointment by calling (434) 791-2256 or (434) 799-0190.
Callands Clerk's Office
Area citizens met here and elected a committee to line up against the British King in 1775. (434) 432-9338.
Civil War Sites
A self-guided driving tour brochure of 14 Civil War sites in the Danville area is available at the Danville Welcome Center The tour includes the National Cemetery, Civil War prison, and Sutherlin Mansion. (434) 793-4636.
Cooper’s Radio Controlled Race Center
Indoor - dirt oval track radio controlled racing located at 4000 Sago Road, Chatham. Hobby Shop. (434) 724-7342, www.coopersrc.com.
Crossing at the Dan
Bring the entire family to enjoy this renovated railroad yard. Includes Danville Science Center, Danville Community Market, Carrington Pavilion, Estelle H. Womack Natural History Collection, Pepsi Building, Amtrak Station and walking trails along the Dan River. Special events throughout the year. Contact Danville Welcome Center for more information at (434) 793-4636, www.danville-va.gov.
The Appalachian League affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, the Danville Braves have been in existence since 1993 and call the American Legion Post 325 Stadium home. The ballfield is located at Dan Daniel Memorial Park, 302 River Park Drive, Danville. Visit the Braves' website for season information or to purchase tickets online at www.dbraves.com. You can also reach them at (434) 797-3792 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danville Community Market
Located at 629 Craghead Street. The market opens at 8:00 am. Visit the Market every Saturday, May through October. Find your favorite and locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, plants, farm products, and arts & crafts. For additional information contact the Market Manager at (434) 797-8961 or email to email@example.com.
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
Built for William T. Sutherlin in 1859, the house has become well known as the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy." The museum offers a permanent Civil War exhibit, and three changing art galleries featuring national and regional exhibits. Located at 975 Main Street, Danville, (434) 792-5644 or www.danvillemuseum.org.
Danville Pittsylvania County Fairgrounds
The place for Demolition Derbys, Truck and Tractor Pulls, Rodeos, and the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fair! The fairgrounds and all of its events offer fun for all ages. Located on 2400 Cavalier Road, Ringgold, VA, off route 62, (434) 822-6850, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.dpcfairgrounds.com/.
Danville Science Center
A satellite of the Science Museum of Virginia, the Danville Science Center campus is located on Craghead Street. The Science Center is loaded with hands-on exhibits that encourage you and your family to unlock the secrets of how things work and a state-of-the-art digital dome theater. The Science Center is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:30 to 5, Sunday from 11:30 to 5:00. (434) 791-5160 or visit http://www.dsc.smv.org
Estelle H. Womack Natural History Collection
Located at Danville Science Center Science Station (old train station). The museum is dedicated to increasing public awareness of our natural environment. The museum collection includes mounted animals, native birds, reptiles, amphibians and insects as well as Indian artifacts, fossils and minerals. The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:30 to 5, Sunday from 11:30 to 5:00, and for group tours by reservations. (434) 791-5160.
Grist Mills, Pittsylvania County
During the 18th and 19th centuries, about 100 grist mills were built on Pittsylvania's waterways. Today, three remain in operation and can be visited by the public. (434) 432-2172.
Grove Street Cemetery
Danville's oldest cemetery dating back to post-Revolutionary War days. A detailed brochure is available at the Danville Welcome Center. (434) 793-4636 or visit www.danville-va.gov.
The Historic North Theatre
The Historic North Theatre is a beautifully restored facility that hosts a number of productions, festivals and special events including celebrity magician and World Champion Illusionist Wayne Alan. Located at 629 North Main Street, Danville, 434-793-SHOW (7469), thenorththeatre.com.
The Homeplace Vineyard
Hours of business are Monday through Saturday, 11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Other times by appointment. Cabin is available for special events.(434) 432-9463, email@example.com, or visit www.thehomeplacevineyard.com.
Listed in the "National Register of Historic Places," this section of Main Street highlights the heritage of Danville's Victorian Era. Mansions are resplendent with gables, ginger bread scrollwork, columns, porticos, cupolas, and minarets. Victorian Walking Tour books which describe these and many other homes in the Danville Historic District are available at the Danville Welcome Center. (434) 793-4636 or visit www.danville-va.gov.
The National Cemetery
Located on Lee Street, the National Cemetery is the burial ground for 1,158 Federal prisoners of the Civil War who died in Danville.
The National Tobacco-Textile Museum
The exhibit has a limited selection of items that were displayed at the museum in Danville. For the past 10 years the items have been in storage; in February 2013, the exhibit became a part of the Olde Dominion Agricultural Complex located on U.S. 29 north of Chatham. The museum is open 9 am-4 pm, Monday through Friday for self-guided tours. www.theodac.com/
Pittsylvania County History Research Center and Library
The Center is located in the renovated 1918 Southern Railway Depot just off Depot Street in Chatham. In addition to preserving local veterans’ history, it is important to provide recognition of the contributions that a railroad presence had on the economic and social foundation of Chatham and Pittsylvania County. The station agent’s section contains a model train exhibit representing the 1874 rail line through the County. The Center is also a museum with temporary and permanent artifact exhibits, including clothing, tools, crafts, and photographs. The library provides computers for research as well as a state-of-the art microfilm reader/printer, printed resources, and databases. http://pcplib.org/welcome-to-the-history-center/ or (434) 432-8931.
Built in 1853, this Greek Revival structure has been elegantly restored. The clerk's office maintains records back to 1747 and provides in-depth genealogical records. Open Monday – Friday 8:30a.m. until 5 p.m. (434) 432-2041.
Schoolfield Museum and Cultural Center
The Museum preserves the 100-plus years of history and culture of the Schoolfield Mill Village and its people who worked for Dan River Mills. Located at 917 West Main Street, Danville, the museum is open Saturdays from 2 – 5 p.m. and by appointment. Email: SchoolfieldPreservation@cox.net
The Secrets Inside - Guided Walking Tour
Learn little-known facts about the historic buildings and former residents on or near Danville’s Millionaires Row. An easy 90-minute walk takes you pass beautiful Victorian mansions and churches. Your guide will tell stories about the buildings ... and the secrets within their walls. Reservations are required. $8 434.770.1974 www.danvillehistory.org.
Simpson Funeral Museum
The Museum serves as a historical resource to provide the public with a learning experience on the history of funeral service. The location of the museum is the original site of the first funeral home in Chatham, Virginia, in the late 1800’s. Located at 16 South Main Street, Chatham, (434) 432-1085 or www.simpsonfuneralmuseum.com.
Smith Mountain Lake and Visitors Center and Dam, Pittsylvania County
Hands-on exhibits, picnic area available. (540) 985-2587.
Sounds Around Danville, Virginia - Digital Audio Tours
In the heart of Southern Virginia, Danville and Pittsylvania County are home to three great museums and a multitude of cultural opportunities. From historical landmarks to state-of-the-art research laboratories, there is something for everyone to learn and experience in the region. Stories abound, woven in and around the rich and varied history of the region. This menu of audio podcasts provides a glimpse of some of the highlights here. Visit http://visitdanville.ialr.org/.
South Boston Speedway
Located on U. S. 58/360 East in South Boston, Virginia, (434) 572-4947, sponsors stock and modified races in the spring, summer and fall.
Tales of Tobacco, Textiles, and Trains – Guided Walking Tour
Walk through the Historic Tobacco Warehouse District and learn about the oldest section of Danville. See the first textile mill built in the 1880s, the tobacco storage and warehouse buildings, and the Victorian train station. Hear stories about when Danville was the world’s best tobacco market and the world’s biggest textile mill. See how this district is being revitalized and the buildings repurposed for use in the 21st century. Reservations required. 434.770.1974 www.danvillehistory.org.
There’s a Story Here – Guided Walking Tour
Hear stories about the residents of Danville’s first neighborhood for African-American professionals. This easy 60-minute walk leads to the site of the first public school for African Americans in the 1870s, a tourist home listed in The Negro Motorist Green Book, the house where the Civil Rights movement was nurtured and more. Reservations are required. 434.770.1974 www.danvillehistory.org.
Tomahawk Mill Winery
Tours and tastings Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 15 to December 15, or by appointment. (434) 432-1063.
Town of Chatham Walking Tour
Established as a town in 1777 during the American Revolution, Chatham features domestic Victorian and post-Victorian architecture. Walking tour brochures available at the Town of Chatham or on the web at www.chatham-va.gov.
Veterans Memorial, Danville, VA
The Veterans Memorial is a beautiful tribute to all the Veterans who "did what they had to do". It stands as a reminder for generations to come of all the brave men and women who gave of themselves to protect the freedom that we enjoy. Over 5500 Veterans are honored with an individual brick on the Memorial Walkway located in the Dan Daniel Park, River Point Drive, Danville. Open year-round, dawn to dusk. For further information and donations, call (434) 793-0884.
Virginia International Raceway
VIR is located 12 miles east of Danville in the heart of Virginia's Racing Region off Route 58 near Milton, NC. The historic VIR road course and support facilities are utilized year round by a variety of amateur and professional organizations including car clubs, race teams, driving schools, motorsport sanctioning bodies, and VIR Club members. VIR is positioned to be the premier motorsports facility of its type in America. (434) 822-7700. www.virnow.com/
The White Oak Mountain Meadery
Small family-run meadery located on 340 East Store Lane, Chatham. Call (888) 264-6323 for an appointment.
Wreck of the Old 97 & Old 97 Mural
On September 27, 1903, a Southern Express train crashed in Danville killing eleven persons and injuring six. The event inspired the famous ballad of the same name. Marker is located on U.S. 58 between Locust Lane and North Main Street at the train crash site. The Old 97 is depicted in Danville's first historic mural which was completed in December 2005 by mural artist and illustrator Wes Hardin.
Said to be the only dwelling in Virginia constructed with Elizabethan or Tudor overhangs.