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Isle of Wight County Museum, Smithfield

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
Address: 103 Main St.

Smithfield, VA 23430

Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Noon-4 p.m. Sunday

The Museum is closed New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Easter, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Admission: $2 for adults; free for kids
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  • Fascinating museum! We were on a family history hunt and found some excellent references among the history of the area. Nice little shop too! The pigs everywhere are adorable. 
  • The museum is interesting for its Civil War, Native American and Colonial history. It was great fun to look through the vintage Sears & Roebuck catalogue in the general store display. It's worth dropp...  read more »
  • Good insights into this area's history. A museum that doesn't take all day to see the exhibits. Only "down side" was seeing some articles from our youth (e.g. rollerskates, electric coffee pot) on dis...  read more »
  • What a treasure !!! located on Main Street in Smithfield Virginia. Well-appointed, clean, helpful staff ,and educational; it really should not be overlooked. After all Where else can you find a 126 year old peanut and a 90 year old "pet" ham. ?
  • Interesting museum filled with the history of both the county area and the meat industry that grew up around it. My two small kids had fun as they have some hands on stuff for them to do.
  • I like ham.
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