Groups and Guided Tours of Smithfield & Isle of Wight County

Spend a day or spend an hour, with a group or alone, the Smithfield Tourism Bureau is happy to provide expertise in planning your visit.

Groups & Step-On Tours:

Our tourism professionals are happy to design a specific tour to suit your group's time frame and interests - with or without a guide - FREE OF CHARGE. Our Step-On and Guided Walking Tours are also available for a fee (listed below). Contact our staff for a fun filled visit to our charming and historic area.
Kathy Mountjoy at (757) 408.1935 or
Step-On bus tours: $5 per person
Different rates may apply according to the size and type of tour provided. 

Go to the “Trip Ideas” page of this website for sample itineraries.

The Genuine Smithfield Historic Guided Walking Tour
This tour features over 50 buildings of exceptional architectural importance. Several of the homes are listed on the National Registry.
With prior notice please.
Groups no larger than 10 are best.
$5.00 person (minimum charge of $20)
Children under 12 are free.
Different rates may apply according to the size and type of tour provided.
(This tour is also offered as a self-guided tour. Pick up a map/brochure at the Visitor Center)
Genuine Smithfield Walking Tour online

Group Tours for Special Events
Planning a wedding, family reunion, birthday party or other special event in Genuine Smithfield? Contact our group tour professionals to set up private tours for your guests while they visit Smithfield and Isle of Wight County. Tours can also be provided for folks with limited mobility.

Tours for Individuals

Guided Walking Tours:
The Isle of Wight County Museum offers guided walking tours of historic sites throughout the year.These tours are FREE! Isle of Wight County Museum's Events Page

Self-Guided Tours:

Genuine Smithfield Walking Tour
Stop by the Visitor Center (319 Main Street) for a free map of the downtown walking tour featuring over 50 buildings of exceptional architectural importance. Several of the homes are listed on the National Registry. This is a self-guided tour, but given at least three weeks notice, we are happy to provide a guide for this tour.

Genuine Smithfield IPod Tour
The Isle of Wight County Musuem offers downloadable IPod tours of the historic properties on scenic South Church Street in Genuine Smithfield. The tour tells the story of our county’s history and will whisk you back to the days of dusty roads, plank sidewalks and a bustling riverfront.
This tour is FREE!

Group and Guided Tour Contact:
Kathy Mountjoy 757.353.1699

319 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

Attractions, Meetings, Weddings, Guided Tours
Aberdeen Farm

Aberdeen Farm is the perfect place for your next private event or corporate retreat. Enjoy the private beach, 10 miles of nature trails, sand volleyball, fishing, and lodging. Relax, rejoice, and reconnect with nature on one thousand acres of waterfront fields and woodlands. Make yourself at home and join us for an unforgettable experience at Aberdeen Farm.

18464 Days Point Road
Smithfield, VA 23430

Meetings, Weddings, Event Venues
Isle of Wight Wedding Chapel
Located on a 100 acre family farm, your wedding can take place in the chapel or outside in the gazebo with blue skies and cotton fields as a backdrop. Here, you'll be treated like one of the family! Ceremonies can be tailored to your desire. 

21402 Garrison Drive
Windsor, VA 23487

Weddings, Event Venues
Piper Pines
Piper Pines is a countryside venue that offers a romantic and rustic setting for wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, etc. While there is no lodging at Piper Pines, a bridal suite is offered for the bride to prepare for her big day. The Barn at Piper Pines overlooks pastureland and a pond, while the back doors open onto a beautiful, forest ceremony site. Black board fencing and country lanes add to the charm of this venue.
Tours by appointment only. 

4387 Joyners Bridge Road
Carrsville, VA 23315

Outdoors & Recreation, Weddings, Event Venues
Hampton Inn and Suites - Smithfield

Located just three miles from Downtown Smithfield, the hotel features a complimentary hot breakfast each morning, an indoor headted pool, plus microwaves, and refrigerators in each room. There are 82 beautifully appointed guestrooms, business services, wireless high-speed internet access, and the Suite Shop. Hilton Honors Points & Airline Miles are awarded with every stay.

The Hampton Inn also offers approximately 900 square feet of meeting space that can also be divided into two sections.

200 Vincents Crossing
Smithfield, VA 23430

Lodging, Meetings, Weddings
Mansion on Main Bed and Breakfast

Discover the delights of the Mansion on Main B&B's down-to-earth atmosphere in a home built at the height of Victorian elegance (1889) and enhanced with modern day conveniences. Savor generous Southern hospitality and home cooked breakfast buffets. The Mansion on Main B&B  is also available for groups or families (up to 8 persons) for vacation rentals and extended-stay business lodging, Also available for weddings, showers and other special events. 


36 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

Lodging, Meetings, Weddings
Hayden's Lane

Located in the 200 block of Main Street in downtown Smithfield and running between Main and Grace Streets, Hayden's Lane was originally the driveway to Hayden Hall, an early girls' school. The garden department of the Woman's Club of Smithfield and the town created a lovely sitting garden and walkway to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Several benches, hand-painted by local young artists grace the walkway. Hayden's Lane is available to rent for special events through the Smithfield Center.


200th Block Of Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

Attractions, Arts & Culture, Outdoors & Recreation, Weddings, Event Venues
Smithfield Gourmet Bakery and Café

Offering a quaint café, outdoor patio and beanery, and a commitment to serve the freshest ingredients and hand-selected seasonal produce, the Bakery’s breads are homemade from their own recipes and baked fresh daily.  They also create their own dressings, sauces, soups, meats and desserts in-house and their silverdollar biscuits are famous, especially when enjoyed with some authentic country ham. Enjoy a delicious meal with a glass of Virginia wine or craft beer.

Outdoor seating is available on the picturesque Hayden’s Lane or take a front row seat to people-watch at their cafe tables on Main Street. Moderately priced.

The third floor of the Bakery, fully restored with original windows, pine floors, and exposed brick walls, is available for meetings and catered events. 

218 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

Eat & Drink, Shopping, Meetings, Weddings
Smithfield Station Waterfront Inn, Restaurant, Marina & Conference Center

Ideally located on the Pagan River, this 44-room waterfront hotel offers fine amenities, luxury accommodations, unique conference space, on-site dining and shopping, a fully-equipped marina and outdoor seasonal pool. Definitely a must-visit destination while in Smithfield. The property is perfect for your accommodation and dining needs and is all within easy walking distance to art galleries, specialty shops, historic attractions and a diverse array of dining options.


1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse

The Old Courthouse of 1750 is located in the historic Town of Smithfield. Originally modeled after the Capitol Building in Colonial Williamsburg, the building is beautifully restored. The Courthouse is available any day or time for group tours with prior notice. It is also available for rental for special occasions.