Guided and Group Tours of Smithfield & Isle of Wight County

Step outside of the everyday hum drums and try something different.

Treat your friends, family or a group that you’re hosting to a guided – or self-guided –  tour. There’s nothing like hearing the behind-the-scenes stories of an area to make you feel like you’ve really immersed yourself in its culture. Smithfield & Isle of Wight County offer a variety of options for tours, all offered by knowledgeable and of course – charming – guides and docents. After all, “charm” is what we do here in Genuine Smithfield.

Guided Historic Site Tours
Did you know that the Isle of Wight County Museum offers free guided tours of our historic sites each month? Led by local historians or museum staff, history will truly come alive as you stroll with them along our historic streets or scenic country settings.
Historic Guided Tour topics include a tour of Historic Fort Huger, Carrollton Nike Park tour, the “Battle of Smithfield” walking tour, and a walking tour along historic Church Street.

Contact the Isle of Wight County Museum at 757.357.0115 or via email at for additional information and dates. Webpage

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Group & Guided Tours
Looking for something unique to do with a group you’re hosting – or just for fun? The Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB offers guided group tours – personalized for your group’s interests – and led by one of our delightful docents. There is a small fee for the guided tour, but it will be tailor-made for your folks. Tours can also be provided for those with limited mobility.

Contact our tour professionals at 757.408.1935, or 757.357.2214, or via email at Webpage

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Genuine Smithfield’s Historic Walking Tour
Are you more of an individualist? Our self-guided Historic Walking Tour is just for you. Pick up a free walking tour brochure at our Visitor Center and you’re off. The tour features over 50 buildings of architectural importance, several of which are listed on the National Registry, and is easily walkable among the downtown area.

Call 757.357.5182 or email to request a brochure be mailed to you, or got to our website where the full tour is posted at

iPod Tour

iPod Tour
The Isle of Wight County Museum offers an iPod tour describing the history of the town as you stroll along the waterfront, South Church and Main Streets. IPods are available to borrow at the museum.

Contact the Isle of Wight County Museum at 757.357.0115 or via email at for additional information. Webpage

Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB, 319 Main Street, Smithfield, Virginia, 757.357.5182, 800.365.9339