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Smithfield is a small town with lots of heart and so much to love: the ham that made Smithfield famous; the picturesque Main Street with shops you just canʹt pass up; historic architecture from Colonial to Victorian gingerbread and from Federal to Gothic cottages (and the history to go along with them!); and an impressive array of mouthwatering restaurants; a vibrant arts and cultural scene; handcrafted local wine, brew and spirits; boutique accommodations to write home about; a waterfront vantage point; stunningly beautiful pastoral landscapes and the gracious charm and Southern hospitality of its locals. Stay for an hour, a day, or a weekend ... and youʹll feel like a local before you leave.Learn More
Genuine History! That's what you'll find in a town that's been around since 1752. And just outside of Genuine Smithfield are more attractions that you won't want to miss - whether you're a history buff, nature lover, an arts fan or a "foodie" ... Genuine Smithfield will make you want to put it all on the "to do" list. And cross it off one by magical one! Be sure to make your first stop in Genuine Smithfield the Visitor Center for a historic walking tour map and information on all our area attractions, lodgings, dining options and special events. Our Visitor Center is unique in that it shares space with the Arts Center @ 319, where you can enjoy the gallery, gift shop or even visit with a resident artist in their natural habitat.
Smithfield & Isle of Wight County are located in Coastal Virginia. It’s easy to get here, whether traveling by car, boat, air or rail. While on the way, youʹll enjoy beautiful farmland and great water views along the shores that helped found our nation. And Genuine Smithfield is the #1 day‐trip destination from Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle. A free ferry ride across the historic James River and a country drive puts you in the heart of downtown Smithfield.
With their location in Coastal Virginia, Smithfield & Isle of Wight County offer visitors four distinctly beautiful seasons with hot, humid summers and cold winters (with occasional snow falls) and glorious autumns and springs.
Discover all there to see and do in Genuine Smithfield & Isle of Wight County with itineraries tailored to your interests and the activities you enjoy – everything from exploring the outdoors, to a gal’s weekend. Check out these ready-made trip ideas!
Smithfield is located in northeastern Isle of Wight County at the confluence of the Pagan River and Cypress Creek. Isle of Wight is not an island, but is bordered by two historic rivers - the James River on the east and the Blackwater River on the west.
We had a wonderful time! Our special tour was so interesting. Our tour guide has our high praises! She was great and funny too.
LOVE this small town and will be back often!
Enjoyed visiting the Visitor Center. Everyone was very friendly.
The family and I spent a wonderful day here today. We enjoyed our scenic walk, delicious lunch, and most of all, the kind people. Kudos to Smithfield for being such a proactively fun and hospitable place. We'll be back soon!
I love this place. Here from Buffalo and all I have to say is - very nice people and so friendly!
Absolutely loved it and the people and shops were charming and friendly.
Our tour guide was very tuned in to the needs of the group. It poured down rain, but the ice cream parlor and their staff saved the day! We love Smithfield.
Lovely town. We come here every 3 years or so. Never gets old.
Old Hometown Charm. Love it!
I come here to get away from the fast-paced life in Virginia Beach, when I want peace and quiet and serenity.
The tour was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire group. It was very informative and Kathy was a delight.
Beautiful little town, very friendly and one of the cutest Main Streets we've visited.
Somethingʹs always cookinʹ in Genuine Smithfield! You’ll want to stay up‐to‐date on it all ‐ everything from wine and brew (and bacon!) festivals, to guided walking tours of our historic sites, to gallery openings, and so many more fantastic special events. Sign up today.