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“Nice historical site on Va Tech campus” 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 14 attractions in Blacksburg
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Nice historical site on Va Tech campus”
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 like 200 years ago.

Visited November 2013
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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“Worth more than one trip”
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 to get a tour of the family cemetery that is in a corner of the property. Make sure to plan time for the museum.

Visited June 2013
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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“A Walk Into The Past”
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 things besides. If you or your family have not been introduced to this period of American History then check out Smithfield Plantation rediscover what make our nation and our commonweath so unique!!

Visited December 2012
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Lynchburg, VA, United States
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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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