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Danville Historical Society's Guided Walking Tour

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Address: P.O. Box 6, Danville, VA 24543
Phone Number: 434-770-1974
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Excellent experience!

Very interesting historical facts about the City and its houses and a really enthusiastic guide! If you come to Danville, don't loose this tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
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Danville, Virginia
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Danville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Very interesting historical facts about the City and its houses and a really enthusiastic guide! If you come to Danville, don't loose this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

On Danville's Guided Walking Tour, you will learn about Danville's historical, social, economic, and architectural legacy. With an energetic and entertaining personality, guide Joyce Wilburn unlocks "secrets" from the past at each doorway on the tour. In addition, Joyce highlights places and activites to explore and experience in Danville later in the day or when you plan another trip to... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I am an English professor at DCC and scheduled this tour with the help of the Danville Historical Society to connect the community to the classroom. My students were afforded the opportunity to learn information about their neighborhood or a neighborhood close to theirs, that was previously unknown. We were also able to make connections from our discussions in class... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Joyce Wilburn leads a great tour of Danville's first professional African-American neighborhood, created around the 1880s and which continued to be associated with the black professional class until the fall of Jim Crow. This was a knowledgeable tour, based on the stories of people who grew up in the neighborhood. The tour touched on the importance of this neighborhood to... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Joyce took us on a lovely afternoon tour of "Millionaires Row" Very hospitable, with only a 2 hour notice she made time for just two of us to take the tour and we even were able to enter one of these lovely homes to see it from the interior. Absolutely beautiful interior! Highly informative of the time and era of... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Coming for a business trip from Germany and having a couple of spare days I decided to visit Danville as first stop of my journey. I phoned Joyce and she arranged a tour specifically for myself and gave me a great insight into Danville's history and great explanations on the beautiful mansions on Main Street. Joyce, thank you very much... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

At the last minute we decided to take a tour of the Millionaire's Row homes in Danville, Va. Joyce Wilburn went out of her way to accommodate us and Judy provided an excellent tour of all the beautiful homes. Judy gave us wonderful information about how the people made their money in tobacco and textiles. We also learned about the... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you should reserve a spot and take the guided tour of "Millionaires' Row" along Main Street in Danville, you'll finish it thinking "wow--who knew there were so many very cool old churches and homes to see in Danville?" Joyce Wilburn, our tour guide, was personable and spirited and full of information. With her as guide and escort, you have... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

You can tell Joyce Wilburn loves Danville all right! What a fun tour this turned out to be, I highly recommend it for all (not for young children though...). Great way to introduce you to Danville, it will make you want to discover the city. History, architecture, it's all there for you. Most houses are still in good to great... More 

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Stuart, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I made an appointment with Joyce Wilburn to bring a group to Danville for the guided walking tour. She provided helpful information about other things to do while we were in Danville, and even booked a reservation for us to have lunch in a delightful restaurant. The tour was enjoyable and fascinating. We were pleasantly surprised when we were allowed... More 

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