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Historic Smithfield

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William Preston’s Smithfield tells the story of Colonial America, westward expansion, African slavery, and conflicts between indigenous peoples and European settlers. Smithfield connects George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, the American Revolution, secession, emancipation, and the Civil War. It is the birthplace of universities, including Virginia Tech. It represents the hope, promise, and tragedy of American democracy and provides a unique opportunity to gain perspective from the past, insight for the present and inspiration for the future. General Admission Rates: Adults: $8.00 Seniors, AAA, Military: $7.00 College Student with valid ID: $5.00 Children 5 - 12 years: $5.00 Children 5 and under: Free Rent Smithfield's covered, outdoor Pavilion and surrounding grounds for weddings, parties and meetings. Group Tour Services: Special group activities/events can be arranged by calling 540.231.3947 or emailing See Calendar of Events for the year on our website!

Things to Do
  • Directions: Adjacent to Virginia Tech - 9 miles off I-81. From I-81, take Exit 118B. Follow Route 460W to Southgate Drive (Route 314) onto the Virginia Tech campus. Take first left onto Duck Pond Drive and follow signs to left turn onto Smithfield Road, and follow signs to Historic Smithfield parking lot.
  • Major Access Routes: I-81, US 460
Things to Do
  • Monday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm April 1 - first weekend of December)
  • Tuesday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm April 1 - first weekend of December)
  • Wednesday Hours: Closed
  • Thursday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm April 1 - first weekend of December)
  • Friday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm April 1 - first weekend of December)
  • Saturday Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm April 1 - first weekend of December)
  • Sunday Hours: 1:00pm - 5:00pm April 1 - first weekend of December)
  • Holidays Closed: Thanksgiving Day
  • Admission Rates: $8 Adult, $3 children
  • Credit Card Types Accepted: MasterCard, Visa
  • AAA Discount:
  • Handicap Accessible: Not wheelchair
  • Gift Shop:
  • Restrooms:
Facility Info
  • DescriptionThis is an outdoor pavilion space and there is also outdoor lawn space that can be used for special events.
  • Floorplan FileFloorplan File
  • Largest Room1800
  • Total Sq. Ft.1800
  • Reception Capacity300
  • Space NotesBoth the Pavilion and lawn are popular venues for weddings.
  • Theatre Capacity200
  • Type of Space Outdoor Space
  • Banquet Capacity100
  • Number of Rooms1