Savor our Small-Town Southern Charm.
Genuine Smithfield and Isle of Wight County exude the charm and graciousness of bygone eras. Long known for its world-famous hams, this river town also boasts a rich history, picturesque main Street and a vibrant arts scene. Visit our quirky independently owned shops, our mouth-watering restaurants and distinctive art galleries. Two strategically important forts along the James River, St. Luke's Church, Virginia's oldest church, the Isle of Wight County Museum, home to the world's oldest ham and peanut, and other important notable attractions will please history buffs. You'll find plenty to enjoy and experience here. The town's outstanding special events and close proximity to major cities like Norfolk and Virginia Beach, have made Smithfield the #1 Weekend Getaway for Coastal Virginians. And there are plenty of lodging options to accommodate - from waterfront luxury, to historic B&B's - even a fabulous new franchise hotel to choose from! Visit Smithfield & Isle of Wight - you'll be charmed by our "hams, history, hospitality & heART!" Tourism Website
Go to the Shopping, Food & Drink, Attractions and Lodging pages of this website for details on each of these listings.
SMITHFIELD & ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY ATTRACTIONS ON THE SALTY SOUTHERN ROUTE
Smithfield Visitor Center
Arts Center @ 319
Porcine Parade & Historic Walking Tour
Historic St. Luke's Church & Museum
Darden's Country Store
Isle of Wight Museum
Smithfield Foods HQ
(not open for tours)
More Smithfield Attractions