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Isle of Wight County Museum

103 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1322
+1 757-356-1223
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Excellent Informative

History on display in an entertaining and interactive atmosphere. Not easily handicap accessible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fay G
via mobile
Interesting museum

We spent a lot of time here absorbing the history and culture of Smithfield and the whole of isle... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glen Allen, Virginia
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103 Main St, Smithfield, VA 23430-1322
+1 757-356-1223
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History on display in an entertaining and interactive atmosphere. Not easily handicap accessible and some areas a wheelchair cannot go but it can be a quick stop and worth the time.

Thank Fay G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a lot of time here absorbing the history and culture of Smithfield and the whole of isle of Wight Counnty. The re-creation of the general store brought back so many memories, the movie was interesting and the lady on the front desk was...More

1  Thank Yogaphile
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Isle of Wight County Museum is a small place with interesting exhibits on local history. There is an small room that is set up to look like an old general store and displays on the agricultural history of the county. For a small museum the...More

Thank TouristMD
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I knew nothing about the area and by the time we left we got to see the World's oldest peanut and smoked ham. What more could you ask for. Very informative museum. Displays were very well done. Short 11 minute film on the area. Off...More

Thank Bob52014
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Smithfield, Virginia
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Interactive museum for the whole family. We have gone several times over the years. It's a free museum and when family comes to visit and such we take them to see "the ham". They shut down briefly for repairs and we couldn't wait to go...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you have a connection with Isle of Wight county, the museum is full of interesting facts! Really neat little place! The oldest ham!! See it in person! I love the little mini-movie theater that tells the history. And the hands-on sand exhibit for the...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Kristyn R
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

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 dropping in...

Thank LSNS2652
Reviewed 20 August 2016

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 display in a museum! Current events have become ancient history! But a...More

Thank Paul_from_VA
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This small museum is well laid out, clean, interactive and has a lot to see. You can learn so much about the area and early times, but it doesn't take all day. You still have time to visit other places in town too.

Thank Kelly F
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