Smithfield Isle of Wight County - #1 Day-Trip Destination from Williamsburg

Visiting Williamsburg? A scenic drive along Colonial Parkway (or along Jamestown Road) to the Jamestown/Scotland Ferry, a relaxing 20-minute (FREE) ride across the historic James River, and a lovely country drive through Surry County, brings you to the heart of downtown Genuine Smithfield. As they say, getting there is half the fun and the ferry ride and lovely drive will give you a real taste of the area's natural beauty.

Smithfield is the first choice for day-trippers from Virginia’s Historic Triangle of Williamsburg, Yorktown and Jamestown. We are an authentic colonial seaport, established in 1752 and still going strong! If you want to meet “characters,” just take a stroll along our Main Street. You’re sure to be greeted with a cheery hello from “genuine” Smithfield folks and if you sit a spell, they might even share a few stories too.

Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Schedule

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is a free ride from Jamestown to Surry across the James River.
The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry is a free ride from Jamestown to Surry across the James River.


Smithfield is located in the Coastal Region of Virginia and is also easily accessible from Williamsburg and Virginia Beach via major interstates.

Regional Map
Kayaking on the Pagan River by Elly Condit
Kayaking on the Pagan River by Elly Condit
Porcine Parade statue by Tina L Hill
Porcine Parade statue by Tina L Hill
Nellies Strawberry by Melody Fernaays
Nellies Strawberry by Melody Fernaays
Dining waterside at the Smithfield Station
Dining waterside at the Smithfield Station
Shopping along downtown Smithfields Main Street
Shopping along downtown Smithfields Main Street
Smithfield VA Events Wine & Brew Fest
Smithfield VA Events Wine & Brew Fest
Jazz Anyone by Elly Condit
Jazz Anyone by Elly Condit
Wharf Hill Brewing Co by Elly Condit
Wharf Hill Brewing Co by Elly Condit
Kayaking on the Pagan River by Elly Condit
Kayaking on the Pagan River by Elly Condit
Porcine Parade statue by Tina L Hill
Porcine Parade statue by Tina L Hill
Nellies Strawberry by Melody Fernaays
Nellies Strawberry by Melody Fernaays
Dining waterside at the Smithfield Station
Dining waterside at the Smithfield Station
Shopping along downtown Smithfields Main Street
Shopping along downtown Smithfields Main Street
Smithfield VA Events Wine & Brew Fest
Smithfield VA Events Wine & Brew Fest
Jazz Anyone by Elly Condit
Jazz Anyone by Elly Condit
Wharf Hill Brewing Co by Elly Condit
Wharf Hill Brewing Co by Elly Condit
Kayaking on the Pagan River by Elly Condit
Kayaking on the Pagan River by Elly Condit
Porcine Parade statue by Tina L Hill
Porcine Parade statue by Tina L Hill
Nellies Strawberry by Melody Fernaays
Nellies Strawberry by Melody Fernaays
Dining waterside at the Smithfield Station
Dining waterside at the Smithfield Station
Shopping along downtown Smithfields Main Street
Shopping along downtown Smithfields Main Street
Smithfield VA Events Wine & Brew Fest
Smithfield VA Events Wine & Brew Fest
Jazz Anyone by Elly Condit
Jazz Anyone by Elly Condit
Wharf Hill Brewing Co by Elly Condit
Wharf Hill Brewing Co by Elly Condit