It's Easy to get to Smithfield & Isle of Wight County
Smithfield is the number one day-trip destination from Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle, and it's easy to get here, whether you're traveling by car or boat. While you're on the way, you'll enjoy beautiful drives by fields and fantastic water views along the shores that helped found our nation.
For GPS Directions, the address of our Visitor Center is 319 Main Street, Smithfield, Virginia.
One if by Land...
From the North and South via Interstate 95 and/or via 64 East/West:
From the North, follow Interstate 95 South to Richmond area;
From the South, Follow Interstate 95 North;
Or if traveling I-85, join 95 south of Richmond;
- Around Richmond, follow signs that state I-295 South/ I-64 East to Norfolk/Williamsburg.
- Continue on I-64 East past Williamsburg, or I-64 West if approaching from Norfolk/Virginia Beach area, to the Hampton exit Mercury Blvd/James River Bridge;
- Follow Mercury Blvd until it becomes James River Bridge/Route 17 and cross over the Bridge into Isle of Wight County;
- At turn right onto Route 10/32 Smithfield;
- At first light, turn right onto Route 10 West;
- Turn right onto Route 258 (Main Street) and follow shortly into the Historic District of Smithfield
From All Points West:
- If coming from the Southwest via Interstate 40 in North Carolina, I-40 will intersect with Interstates 95 and 85 - please refer to those directions;
- From the West and North via Interstate 81, I-81 meets Interstate 64 in Staunton, Virginia; please refer to the directions pertaining to I-64 going East;
Coming from the Northwest or South via Interstate 77:
- Take I-77 into Virginia where it meets with I-81 Around the Wytheville area; from there you can follow I-81 to Staunton, where I-81 meets I-64; from I-64, please refer to the directions pertaining to I-64 going East;
Alternate route if coming from the Northwest or South :
- You can follow I-81 North to Blacksburg and pick up Route 460 East, which is for the majority a 4 lane divided highway; Follow Route 460 East for approximately 40 miles to the intersection of Route 258 at Windsor; Turn left onto Route 258 and follow for approximately 15 miles where 258 becomes Main Street in the Historic District of Smithfield
Two if by sea...
Smithfield, Virginia is located on the Pagan River which feeds directly into the James River. The directions listed below will get you and your water vessel to Smithfield Station Waterfront Inn and Marina. The Pagan has been dredged by the Army Corp of Engineers and the channel is maintained to a minimum depth of 10 feet, creating ample depth for vessels with 6-foot drafts to get up to Smithfield Station.
- Proceed through the high rise draw at the James River Bridge;
- Head for Days Point - the point of land on the far side of the mouth of the Pagan River. The Pagan River will be the first river opening on the left after the James River Bridge;
- Look for the Red "2 Day" marker at the mouth of the Pagan River. Follow the day markers to the Pagan River to Smithfield Station.
- As you continue on the Pagan River, follow the day markers closely. There are several shallow points off the channel.
The Jamestown-Scotland/Surry Ferry
The ferry crossing, which connects Jamestown to Scotland in Surry County, takes about 15 minutes. The ferry ride is a great introduction to our area. When you stand at the bow, it's easy to imagine the excitement felt by our early colonists as they sailed the James River. After departing the ferry, take Route 10 east from Surry to Smithfield for about 18 miles, then turn left on Main Street at the intersection of Route 10 and Route 258. Please note! Do not turn at the first directional sign for Smithfield found on Route 10. Continue on to the traffic light at Main Street.
Ferry Schedule (800) VA-Ferry
Easily accessible by air too!
Smithfield & Isle of Wight County are an easy drive from both Norfolk International Airport
Smithfield & Isle of Wight CVB Staff:
Judy Hare Winslow, Director of Tourism
Lois Chapman Tokarz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Terry Rhinier, Event Coordinator
Deborah Marshall, Visitor Center Manager
Kathy Mountjoy, Group Tour Coordinator
Cheryl Ketcham , Farmer's Market Manager