Boykin's Tavern

Photo of interior dining room of Tavern with two colonial style wooden chairs and a small table with a candle holder on it. Softly lit from window behind table.
Two-story white wooden frame structure with red roof and long porch along the front.
Boykin's Tavern Interior
319 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23431
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Isle Of Wight
Visitor Center Toll Free: (800) 365-9339
Visitor Center: (757) 357-5182
Boykin's Tavern

Boykin’s Tavern was named for Francis Boykin, who served as a lieutenant with Patrick Henry and later camped with George Washington at Valley Forge. Boykin’s Tavern is located on one of the oldest thoroughfares in Virginia, Route 258, and it provided accommodations during the 18th and 19th centuries when transportation was limited and roadways were marginally functional. Additionally, the tavern, which houses architectural facets that are rare in rural Virginia, played a significant role in both the Revolutionary War and Civil War. Free Admission, Open Thursday-Sunday.

Last Updated: 10/10/2012 2:08 PM
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