Behind These Walls - Downtown Smithfield

December 08, 2021

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The unique history of a community is often held within the walls of the buildings you find along its bustling streets and its dirt roads. Isle of Wight County Museum’s “Behind These Walls” Video Series takes a peek inside these walls to discover their stores – and secrets!

On this page are those videos that feature properties in Downtown Smithfield. Many of these are featured on our Historic Walking Tour map that you can pick up at the Visitor Center. All are within easy walking distance so you can stroll from one to the other, standing in front of the house and hearing its history and "peeking inside" via the video.

FEATURED HOUSES (Numbers correspond to those on our Walking Tour Map):


#52 Sinclair-Hines House
335 South Church Street


#48 William D. Folk House (Folk-Gwaltney-Moore House)
Built in 1876
309 South Church Street

#35 Hill Street Baptist Church
Dating to the 1830s
110 Hill Street

#36 Christ Episcopal Church
Established in 1832
111 South Church Street

#7 The Todd House
22 Main Street

#1 (blue square) Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department
Smithfield Firehouse 1939 Shops & Residential Lofts
117 North Church Street, (Cure Coffeehouse, 113 North Church Street)

#4 (red circle) The Bank of Smithfield
Currently the Isle of Wight County Museum
103 Main Street

#10 (black triangle) The Schoolhouse Museum
516 Main Street


Go to for the complete video series featuring properties in Isle of Wight County, Windsor and Smithfield.