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“July 4th performance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smithfield Plantation

Smithfield Plantation
1000 Smithfield Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA
540-231-3947
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Blacksburg
Type: Museums
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Lynchburg, VA, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“July 4th performance”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Pilot, Virginia
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“18th Century in the Heart of Blacksburg”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have many fond memories of Historic Smithfield Plantation, as I was fortunate enough to live in the Miller's cabin for three years. The plantation grounds are closed during the winter months, but has many wonderful events throughout the spring and summer for both locals and touring visitors to enjoy! Their Independence Day festivities are a delightful way to spend the day- families/kids will enjoy playing colonial games and hearing the cannons boom beside the costumed re-enactors. The main house is in amazing shape, considering it was built in 1774! Take an easy walk around the surrounding cornfields to the Smithfield family cemetery. You might even see the numerous Canadian geese that enjoy the pond near the vet school.

Visited July 2013
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Pulaski,VA
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“Taking a Breath of History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This little charm is located by the Virginia Tech University and was part of a pre civil war working plantation. This allows a glimpse of life and living during a gone by era. The house features original or restored furniture and the the guides are in period clothing. During special Holiday hours they seem to offer craft demonstrations. There is a small gift shop attached and makes for an enjoyable outing. I took my Mom ten years ago and she often remarked about how much she enjoyed it. She would refer to it often and we returned on a coupe of other occasions before we lost her. I have returned a couple of times without her, and though it will never be the same I would certainly recommend it as a "girls" day, a family outing, or a great way to start the Christmas Holidays. This is suitable for all ages and unlike, say Williamsburg, it takes an hour or two not a day or weekend, so it is an easy weekend work in event.

Visited September 2013
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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“Wedding events”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We attended a wedding at Smithfield, including the rehearsal dinner which was on the lower pavilion. It's a relaxing setting, and the house was interesting, although the option was a "self-tour" for wedding guests. Be aware that the restrooms are not easily accessible!

Visited August 2013
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Virginia
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“new historical information”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Learned about influence of Preston family in this area. Had a pleasant tour of the home from an excellent guide.

Visited July 2013
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