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Nestled along the Pagan River, Smithfield, Virginia is a quaint river-port town rich in Hams, History and Hospitality. The town was first colonized in 1634 by early settlers of Jamestown. Smithfield was incorporated in 1752 by Arthur Smith IV but soon became a town of industry with four plants devoted to the art of curing the world famous Smithfield Ham. Today, it hosts one of the largest meat-processing industries - Smithfield Foods Inc. - a Fortune 500 company with its corporate headquarters in Smithfield, and proud sponsor of Accessible Virginia.

downtown smithfield

Downtown Smithfield

Stepping on to Main Street in their Historic District is like stepping into a time long ago and sorely missed. A time when people acknowledged each other by name, when the ice cream parlor or country store was the center of every child's universe, and a time when people felt safe in leaving their doors unlocked.

Located just across the James River from Virginia's Historic Triangle, it is the "Ham Capital of the World." Smithfield is easily accessible from Williamsburg (via a free ferry ride & a quick country drive) or other larger Hampton Roads Cities via major interstate highways.

Smithfield offers its visitors a variety of art galleries and specialty shops, historic attractions and galleries with no admission fees, and a diverse list of dining and lodging opportunities. Smithfield, Virginia - A quiet place to go hog wild!



Boykin's Tavern

Historic St. Luke's Church

Isle of Wight County Museum


Accessible Fishing

Jones Creek Landing



Taste of Smithfield


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