Built by Charles F. Nelms, a local contractor, for his family around 1899 this beautifully restored Victorian beauty features native landscaping, period furniture, and oral histories. The Nelms House is available for rentals for events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
St. Luke's, also known as The Brick Church, The Old Brick Church, and Historic St. Luke’s Church, has enjoyed a long and vibrant history supported by a passionate community. Built in the 17th-century, this National Historic Landmark is located four miles south of Smithfield's Historic District. Explore the grounds of this renowned historic site on a journey through over 400 years of vibrant, American history. St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum, Virginia’s oldest brick church, now serves the public as a living, breathing symbol of religious freedom with a storied past.
General Admission is $8. Children under 6 offered free admission. Discounts available for seniors, AAA, Military, Educators, and Students. Group Tour rates available. St. Luke's is a Blue Star Museums Participant.
The Old Brick Gift Shop at St. Luke's is designed to highlight unique gifts for loved ones and cherished mementos of your visit at Virginia’s Oldest Church Building.
14477 Benns Church Blvd., Smithfield
There is no fee to stroll the grounds. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset every day.
Authentic Italian eatery set in casual atmosphere, which includes everyone's favorites such as eggplant parmesan, calzones, spaghetti and meatballs, salads, and, what else, VINO!
Anna's offers a private room for meetings and special events.
Tours by appointment only.
One of the premier conference community event centers in Coastal Virginia.
Groups large and small will find everything you need for a meeting, conference, wedding or banquet at The Smithfield Center. Here you'll find a multi-purpose space for all your special events, featuring a flexible floor plan and the latest in audio/visual equipment. All in a naturally beautiful setting featuring a 2,200 square foot deck providing additional outdoor gathering space and an added dimension to any gathering. With its premier location overlooking the Pagan River in the beautiful, acclaimed historic district of Smithfield, there is no better place to enjoy and experience your event. The Smithfield Center also handles the rentals for Clontz Park and Hayden's Lane.