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Overview

With so many families attending school virtually, a field trip would be a great way to take a break, explore a new place and learn something along the way.

We've put together four one-day field trip itineraries with the themes Agriculture, Art, History and Plants & Animals. There are also options listed for a two-day trip if you'd like to spend the weekend with us. Create some family memories with a family field trip to Smithfield and Isle of Wight County.

 

THE ARTS IN SMITHFIELD AND ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY:

Smithfield is one of the region’s most unique art destinations. Several galleries grace the historic downtown area with the Arts Center @319 at the helm. The town proudly displays its public art that celebrates the area’s distinct history and traditions.

Smithfield Little Theatre, housed in a state-of-the-art facility, has made its name as one of the premiere community theaters in Coastal Virginia.

For music lovers, there’s always a concert scheduled or a musician playing on Main Street.

Plan your visit around one of our many special events. Sign up for our weekly e-newsletter “Where the Locals Go” to stay up-to-date on what’s happening.

Smithfield and Isle of Wight are located in Coastal Virginia, making them a great day-trip destination from both Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, or a relaxing weekend getaway. The itinerary listed below is just to get you started. There’s so much more to see and do!

 

ONE DAY ITINERARY:

Go to the "Photos, Videos and Documents" tab of this webpage to download a Family Field Trip Guide pdf with details on each site.

 

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

The Arts Center @319

Sharing space with the Visitor Center, the Arts Center exhibits the works of local and regional artists, as well as hosting working studios for eight resident artists. 

 

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Porcine Parade

The “parade” features eight life-size statues of pigs, painted by local artists to reflect the area’s rich history, culture and recreation. The statues are all located downtown. Pick up a map showing their locations at the Visitor Center.

 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Lundeen Bronze Statues

Smithfield boasts the USA’s largest collection of life-size bronze statues by sculptor George Lundeen. Pick up a map showing the statue locations at the Visitor Center.

 

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch: Smithfield Ice Cream Parlor

     

1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Tour of Smithfield Little Theatre      

This all-volunteer, regional community theater produces 3 shows annually, as well as holiday events and children’s workshops. A guided tour is available by appointment.

 

2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Make Something on Main

Create your own work of art! Make Something on Main is a a do-it-yourself art studio designed for all ages and skill levels. Grab an apron and paint on pottery, canvas, wood and more to create your own work of art!

 

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Smithfield’s LOVEwork      

End your day with a group photo at our LOVEwork. The LOVE sign is located at the Visitor Center and playfully reflects the area’s ties to the pork industry. 

 

TWO DAY ITINERARY:

Consider doing half of the itinerary in the afternoon, and the other half the following morning leaving lots of free time to explore the area’s shops or any other attractions that are of interest to you. 

 

ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURAL SITES TO SEE:

•  Color Scapes Fine Art Gallery: featuring works by artist Ann Hubbard

•  Mansion House Art and Antiques: hand-selected antique art & accessories, from Victorian to vintage

•  Imagine Art Gallery: Paintings, prints, bronzes & more. 

•  The Nelms House: art gallery in a historic home, featuring many re-purposed works by local artists 

•  Murals: Check out the hog farm mural at Taste of Smithfield and the historic mural at the Post Office

•  Take home a souvenir from one of our shops.

 

Lodging Options

Guided Tours and Trip Planning Assistance

 

 

#WanderLoveVA - While travel doesn’t look quite the same this year, you can still explore Virginia’s endless beauty with an epic WanderLove Road Trip! 

 


Admission
Free

Upcoming Dates
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November 29, 2020
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December 06, 2020
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December 13, 2020
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December 20, 2020
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December 27, 2020
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January 03, 2021
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January 10, 2021
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January 17, 2021
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January 24, 2021
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January 31, 2021
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February 07, 2021
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February 14, 2021
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February 21, 2021
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February 28, 2021
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March 07, 2021
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March 14, 2021
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March 21, 2021
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March 28, 2021
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April 11, 2021
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May 16, 2021
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May 23, 2021
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May 30, 2021
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June 06, 2021
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June 13, 2021
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June 20, 2021
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Downtown Smithfield
June 27, 2021
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July 04, 2021
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July 11, 2021
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July 18, 2021
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July 25, 2021
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August 01, 2021
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August 08, 2021
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August 15, 2021
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August 22, 2021
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August 29, 2021
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September 05, 2021
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September 12, 2021
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September 19, 2021
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September 26, 2021
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October 03, 2021
10:00am - 04:30pm

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October 10, 2021
10:00am - 04:30pm

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October 17, 2021
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October 24, 2021
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October 31, 2021
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