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Founded in 1976, the Isle of Wight County Museum tells the story of the county through its interactive exhibits including a turn-of-the-century country store as well as displays interpreting colonial history, the Smithfield ham industry, the Blackwater River, the Civil War and the Cold War. 



Now you can see what's happening 24/7 with Smithfield's oldest celebrity! (The ham in the center is THE ham!) The next time you're in town, stop by to rub (pork) shoulders with this A-lister...because everyone is a little bit of a ham.



Location & Hours

103 Main Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 356-1223

Open from 10:00am-4:00pm on Monday through Saturday
12:00pm-4:00pm on Sundays
(Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Staff In-Service Day)

$2 Admission for Adults

Group Tours and Programming Available! To book, please call (757) 357-0115.


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Isle of Wight County Museum 

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IOW County Museum HamCam