Danville is located on the scenic Dan River, which meanders through the the city. Danville, established in the 1700’s, was famous for tobacco sales and previously served as the brief last Capital of the Confederacy, as well as the home of Dan River Mills, one of the largest textile mills in the South. Historic Downtown Danville is filled with specialty shops. Stop at Bronx Boy Bagels for a New York treat, the Coffee Emporium for lunch and In Good Taste for heavenly chocolate goodies. Then Lou’s Antiques, Rippe’s Shoes, and Dixie Bags (with the bright pink & white awnings) for a special souvenir. Stop by our two murals, the Wreck of the Old 97 and transportation, a visual history of Danville. Piedmont Mall is the place to shop and don’t leave town without visiting the Gingerbread House. At the AFF Museum you will see the finest collection of tanks, artillery, weapons, insignia, medals & military memorabilia anywhere in the USA.