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Beginnings of Blacksburg

One of the few historic sites in the Blacksburg area but yet not many visitors. The descendants of... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
1smartblonde
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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It is hard to believe that such a wonderful place exists right next to the Virginia Tech campus... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Scott K
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Blacksburg
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1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5441
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Smithfield to learn about the history of the plantation in SW VA. An older white man gave the tour. he had the nerve to call the enslaved people ‘servants’... !!!! He didn’t say a single thing not once about the enslaved, the...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

One of the few historic sites in the Blacksburg area but yet not many visitors. The descendants of the plantation’s owners appear to have help settle the wild western frontier of Virginia and Parts of the farm land now makeup the Virginia Tech campus. Beautiful...More

Thank 1smartblonde
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I took my sister and mother on a tour here just this week. I have toured Smithfield before and was excited to share because of the wonderful tour we had with a historian in spring. Now they have college students giving the tours. The quality...More

5  Thank DavidW13008
Reviewed 15 July 2018

It is hard to believe that such a wonderful place exists right next to the Virginia Tech campus. The house and grounds are in excellent condition and the staff is very informative. We've been to Madison and Jefferson's homes. This is a step down from...More

3  Thank Scott K
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My mom and I toured Smithfield Plantation while visiting Blacksburg. The tour was very interesting and our guide was very informative. The home had a lot of artifacts and it was interesting to learn the history and uses of them.

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I live locally, but I always take visitors to this wonderful historic property so they can get a true taste of what it must have been like on the frontier of southwestern Virginia in the 1770s when this house was built and first occupied. The...More

Thank lisarham
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I love history so I really enjoyed this. It cost $8 to have guided indoor tour of house. Guide was very knowledge and welcomed questions!

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

This living piece of history is ran by the most upbeat, charming volunteers I have encountered. The grounds, bathroom and house are well maintained. Take the tour! It is worth the little bit of money they charge. Not only do you get to see pieces...More

1  Thank ashleyshaver22
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We took family to visit on a day with nothing particular to do. We were delighted with the historical guide, the attentiveness of the staff and the quality of the exhibits and store.

1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

See the authentically time period dressed workers around the many flowers and vegetable gardens of this property while taking in the beautiful mountain views. There are fruit trees and manicured lawns. There is an outdoor shelter that can be used for receptions or weddings. If...More

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