By Land …
The town of Smithfield and Isle of Wight County are located in Coastal Virginia. And no, we're not an island, but it is easy to get here, whether you're traveling by car, boat, air or rail. While you're on the way, you'll enjoy beautiful scenery and fantastic water views along the shores that helped found our nation. In fact, Genuine Smithfield is the #1 day-trip destination from Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle. Just a free ferry ride across the scenic and historic James River, and a 20-minute country drive puts you right in the heart of downtown Smithfield.
For GPS Directions, the address of our Visitor Center is 319 Main Street, Smithfield, Virginia.
The Colonial Trail
Visitors from Richmond and all points north might enjoy avoiding the interstates by taking the scenic and historic Colonial Trail to Smithfield. Beginning off Interstate 95-South in Richmond and then traveling along Route 10-East, the Colonial Trail winds through Hopewell and Surry County before arriving in Smithfield. This relaxing 90-minute journey will put you in the mood for the laid back vibe you'll enjoy once you arrive.
From Richmond and Washington D.C.
Smithfield is 180 miles south of Washington D.C. (an approximately 3.5-hour drive) and only 70 miles from Richmond, Virginia (approximately a 90 minute drive) making it an easy day-trip destination from these cities.
By Sea ...