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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
Whether your tastes run toward a beautiful Historic Inn, a luxurious Waterfront Lodge, a quaint Bed & Breakfast or a newly built flagship hotel, Smithfield has the perfect place for you to lay your head. Why not make the night-time hours count as much as your day light experiences by extending your stay to include one of our amazing accommodations?
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.
I love this place. Here from Buffalo and all I have to say is - very nice people and so 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.
Always a joy!
Love this town. So quaint!
Beautiful town...love to come back.
Wonderful and charming. Good shops and restaurants.
Love visiting here!
Great walk around Windsor Castle Park and ice cream on Main Street.
Charming place! Great day trip! I wish I could bottle the smell of that bakery!
Delightful. Friendly. Just moved here!
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.