Art, Theatre & Culture
Cultural Enrichment & Local Museums
For over 130 years, Danville's history has been one of change and growth. Often referred to as the "Heart of the San Ramon Valley," Danville was first populated by the Bay Miwok Indians who lived next to the creeks and camped on Mount Diablo in the summer. Learn more about historic Danville.
America's only Nobel Prize winning playwright, Eugene O'Neill, chose to live in Northern California at the height of his writing career. Isolated from the world and within the walls of his home, O'Neill wrote his final and most memorable plays:
- The Iceman Cometh
- Long Day's Journey Into Night
- A Moon for the Misbegotten
You can visit this site for free by scheduling a tour with the National Park Service.
All Wars Memorial
The All Wars Memorial is a living memorial "dedicated to all who sacrificed to assure our freedom. Visit the All Wars Memorial Foundation Website to learn more about the All Wars Memorial, or to purchase one of the decorative pavers.
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is dedicated to preserving and celebrating our rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect our human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley's landscape, environment and early settlers. Discover an Exhibit today!
The Museum offers walking tours of Downtown Historic Buildings and the Alamo Cemetery. View our Live Locally guide for a preview. Contact the Museum directly to schedule a tour with a volunteer docent.
The Town of Danville offers a walking map featuring historical points of interest in Old Town Danville.
Historic Military Museum
Nestled in downtown's Veterans Memorial Building this military museum offers Veteran docents available to guide visitors through the collection of military memorabilia on display and share their history of military service.
Not only has a world renowned vintage automotive gallery, this museum offers Smithsonian Institution partnered exhibits, programs and events for all ages.