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. 

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

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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

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St. Luke's Historic Church and Museum

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

(757) 357-3367

There is no fee to stroll the grounds. The grounds are open from sunrise to sunset every day.

14477 Benns Church Blvd.
Smithfield, VA 23430

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Anna's Ristorante Pasta Vino and Pizza - Smithfield

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.


1810 S. Church Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

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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

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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

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Isle of Wight County Museum

Founded in 1976, the Isle of Wight County Museum tells the story of the county through its interactive exhibits including a turn-of-the-century country store as well as displays interpreting colonial history, the Smithfield ham industry, the Blackwater River, the Civil War and the Cold War. The museum is also the home of the World's Oldest Ham and the World's Oldest Peanut.

The museum is available for special events and meetings.

The museum has a HAM CAM. Visit its website - - to see live video feed of the World's Oldest Ham.

Admission: $2 for ages 18 and up


103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430

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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.


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

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