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Danville, Virginia: Last Capitol of the Confederacy

Danville was capital of the Confederacy for several days, just before Robert E. Lee's surrender on April 10, 1865. Reb prez Jefferson Davis stayed in the Sutherlin Mansion, now an arts and history museum, and his last cabinet meeting was held here. Historical marker out front.

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

975 Main St., Danville, VA
Sutherlin Mansion, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Main St and Holbrook Ave.
Open M-F 10-5, Sa 12-5, Su 2-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $12.
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Last Capitol of the Confederacy

The room where Jefferson Davis slept can be visited as part of the Last Capitol of the Confederacy.

[Jody High, 01/24/2024]

Davis was on the run at that point -- although he still slept comfortably -- so Danville was only the Confederate Capitol for a couple of days before the Civil War ended.

Last Confederate capitol.

Last Confederacy Capitol

This mansion was the temporary home of the Confederate President Jefferson Davis. It remained the capitol of the confederacy until Robert E Lee's surrender on April 10, 1865.

[Jes, 01/03/2014]
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