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Beginnings of Blacksburg

One of the few historic sites in the Blacksburg area but yet not many visitors. The descendants of... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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It is hard to believe that such a wonderful place exists right next to the Virginia Tech campus... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Blacksburg, Virginia
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1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5441
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All reviews gift shop virginia history virginia tech the main house love history fruit trees few hours civil war well worth the visit beautiful country wonderful tour blacksburg area local history great stop grounds are beautiful piece of history spring and summer
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

We came to Smithfield to learn about the history of the plantation in SW VA. An older white man gave the tour. he had the nerve to call the enslaved people ‘servants’... !!!! He didn’t say a single thing not once about the enslaved, the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

One of the few historic sites in the Blacksburg area but yet not many visitors. The descendants of the plantation’s owners appear to have help settle the wild western frontier of Virginia and Parts of the farm land now makeup the Virginia Tech campus. Beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

I took my sister and mother on a tour here just this week. I have toured Smithfield before and was excited to share because of the wonderful tour we had with a historian in spring. Now they have college students giving the tours. The quality...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 15, 2018

It is hard to believe that such a wonderful place exists right next to the Virginia Tech campus. The house and grounds are in excellent condition and the staff is very informative. We've been to Madison and Jefferson's homes. This is a step down from...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank 146scottk
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

My mom and I toured Smithfield Plantation while visiting Blacksburg. The tour was very interesting and our guide was very informative. The home had a lot of artifacts and it was interesting to learn the history and uses of them.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I live locally, but I always take visitors to this wonderful historic property so they can get a true taste of what it must have been like on the frontier of southwestern Virginia in the 1770s when this house was built and first occupied. The...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

I love history so I really enjoyed this. It cost $8 to have guided indoor tour of house. Guide was very knowledge and welcomed questions!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julia B
Reviewed June 25, 2018

This living piece of history is ran by the most upbeat, charming volunteers I have encountered. The grounds, bathroom and house are well maintained. Take the tour! It is worth the little bit of money they charge. Not only do you get to see pieces...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We took family to visit on a day with nothing particular to do. We were delighted with the historical guide, the attentiveness of the staff and the quality of the exhibits and store.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Janet P
Reviewed June 19, 2018

See the authentically time period dressed workers around the many flowers and vegetable gardens of this property while taking in the beautiful mountain views. There are fruit trees and manicured lawns. There is an outdoor shelter that can be used for receptions or weddings. If...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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10 am and it is closed on Wednesdays.