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Johnston County Heritage Center

241 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577-3917
+1 919-934-2836
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Beautiful area of the world

You will want to spend more than a day in Smithfield, and this should be your first stop. Love the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Lorene W
Redlands, California

Located only a few miles east off I 95 at exit 95 for a travel break. The history of the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Charleston, South Carolina
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7 Jun 2017
“Beautiful area of the world”
3 May 2017
241 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577-3917
+1 919-934-2836
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

You will want to spend more than a day in Smithfield, and this should be your first stop. Love the old homes

Thank Lorene W
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Located only a few miles east off I 95 at exit 95 for a travel break. The history of the architecture and Johnston County people, and events are on display in the small historical site.

Thank judygustafson
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Admission is free, donations accepted. 1st floor Gallery had a really nice display of local Confederate history. Sherman was Headquartered in Smithfield as the war ended. The reference library on the third floor is very extensive if you are looking for relatives that lived in...More

1  Thank BW2
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The Heritage Center is a treasure for those who like history and particularly for those with family roots in Johnston County and the surrounding area. The first floor is home to rotating exhibits showing how people lived and worked. These exhibits are suitable for any...More

2  Thank Rebby2013
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I stopped in the Heritage Center following my grandmother's passing a few years ago, and the person who assisted me was amazing. She was able to get information on my family tracing back to 1823...what an amazing find!! Since families didn't move about as they...More

Thank TweeteyB
Reviewed 24 July 2015

The exhibit on the first floor is small.The real asset is on the 3rd floor where county records and other genealogical resources can be found. This is a great collection. The staff are extremely knowledgeable. They are the heart of the center.

1  Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This local museum, although small and free, has several interesting exhibits. It also houses an extensive local genealogy library upstairs. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Don W
Reviewed 18 June 2015

If you are looking for information about your ancestors or family genealogy, this is a one-of-a-kind resource not found anywhere else in Eastern North Carolina. The staff is always extremely friendly and helpful, even when you are not sure where to start. If you are...More

1  Thank EandT94
Reviewed 7 February 2015

This is a nice museum that is in the building of the former First Citizens bank. The old vault is still there too! This museum is on the next block from the library and Ava Gardner Museum, so if you are in the area, make...More

Thank NCTraveler2015
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I stopped in here this morning and was greeted by friendly people and a surprising little museum. There are books for purchase about the history of this cute little town, and the exhibits talk about famous and almost famous Smithfield/Johnston County citizens. I learned a...More

1  Thank QuickWhitTravel
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