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Smithfield Plantation

1000 Smithfield Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA
540-231-3947
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Saginaw, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The plantation seemed to be in the middle of Virginia Tech. That made it a little tricky to find, but since it was well marked we found it without too much trouble. The grounds are well kept with informative signs. They have a tour of the house with a guide we were not able to take due to all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Smithfield is a wonderful experience which provides both entertainment and education. The docents are exceptional, the home lovely, the grounds well tended, and the management quiet willing to share their knowledge. We were most impressed with all the volunteers who give so freely of their time. We look forward to our next visit. Esther Kay and Les Preston

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Cleveland, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I had a very pleasant visit to the plantation while my spouse was teaching at nearby Va. Tech. I toured the plantation with a family and enjoyed the experience. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Allow 1 1/2 - 2 hours, so you can see the outbuildings. Lady in the gift shop gave me... More

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We and our 3 children (ages 13, 8, and 7 visited while vacationing in the area. Could not have been more pleased with the visit. The staff is extremely friendly. The head interpreter, April Danner, is an amazing tour guide! She has grown up in the Blacksburg area, and as an Historian by education, she pours her heart and soul... More

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Mt. Washington, KY
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

After attending Civil War Weekend at Virginia Tech, my friend and I were happy to learn that Smithfield Plantation was open for the season. We visited on a cold, snowy day but the welcome was warm! April Danner, our interpreter, is wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and took lots of time to answer our questions. She told us lots of... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Smithfield Plantation has plenty of history to satisfy anyone with about an hour to spare while in the area. It was the home of several Virginia governors. The home itself has been lovingly and tastefully restored. In the summer, the gardens are beautiful and there are plants growing in the back that used to be part of the plantation when... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

The old home is located within Va Tech's grounds. It is beautiful. They offer guided tours of the home or you can do a self tour. Lots of history, four Virginia governors lived in the house. The grounds are really scenic (not cluttered with businesses or homes. Looking out on the fields remind us of what it must have looked... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Smithfield Plantation is truly a remarkable place with great history. It is hard to think that at that time this family had so many plantations and spread over such a wide area and that its members had so much influence on affairs in Va. It is well worth going out your way to to tour it. And if possible try... More

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have visited Smithfield Plantation at least twice since moving to the New River Valley area. If you and your family love American History then, Smithfield Plantation is just what you are looking for. It is not far from Blacksburg in fact it is adjacent to the Virginia Tech campus. I found the time well spent and learned a few... More

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Lynchburg, VA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

A great place to discover American 18th century frontier life and attend a Revolutionary War performance by local re-enactors in period dress.

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