Small Town Hounds can stroll Smithfield: A “Park & Go” Getaway

Historic Downtown Smithfield
The Valentine Couple - one of the bronze statues in Historic Downtown Smithfield
Cloud 9 - one of the many unique and charming shops on Historic Main Street in Smithfield
Stop by the Isle of Wight County Museum for an overview of the County's rich history and culture
The Olde Courthouse of 1750 - a downtown treasure located right on Main Street in Historic Smithfield
'Magnolia' - one of the eight life-size market hog statues that make up downtown Smithfield's 'Porcine Parade'
Plan your visit around one of our many wonderful special events, such as Aiken & Friends Music Fest in the fall!
Historic Downtown Smithfield
319 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23431
Region Hampton Roads
Locality Isle Of Wight
Phone: (800) 365-9339
Visitor Center: (757) 357-5182

Smithfield, incorporated in 1752, maintains its quaint river town feel & is known worldwide for its famous ham curing process. Smithfield's historic district is the perfect "park & go" destination.

Shopping & Art: Begin your visit to Smithfield at the Visitor Center - also home to the Arts Center @ 319 - offering tourist information, a gallery/gift shop & the chance to chat with resident artists. Browse the exclusive shops & galleries of Smithfield's historic district, including the Southern Chic Trading, Wharf Hill Antiques, & the Christmas Store. Further down Church Street are the Boardwalk Shops at Smithfield Station featuring Girl This! & Victoria's Rose.

History: The Isle of Wight County Museum offers an overview of the county's history & the world's oldest ham, an example of Smithfield's distinct curing process. Across the street is the Old Courthouse of 1750, modeled after the Capitol Building in Colonial Williamsburg. The Olde Towne Walking Tour of the Historic Downtown boasts over 50 historic buildings exuding the charm of bygone eras.

Events: Plan your trip around our local events & concerts including, Smithfield Farmer's Market, Friday night summer concert series, Aiken & Friends Music Fest, Smithfield Olden Days Festival, Smithfield Music concerts and dramatic productions at Smithfield Little Theatre, or the "Sundays at Four" Concert Series. You might also enjoy a massage at EnCore Pilates Studio, or an art class at the Arts Center @ 319, all conveniently located downtown.

Dining: Smithfield offers a variety of dining options, such as the Smithfield Station, historic Smithfield Inn, Gourmet Bakery, Ice Cream Parlor, Taste of Smithfield, Jeff's Sir Cakes-A-Lot, & Ringo's Donuts.

Lodging: Located in the historic downtown district are Smithfield Station, the Smithfield Inn & Mansion on Main Bed & Breakfast. The Mansion also offers guided tours of its elaborate Victorian manor.

Last Updated: 8/29/2013 10:44 AM