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Isle of Wight County Museum
Ranked #4 of 15 things to do in Smithfield
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Owner description: Museum chronicles the history of the Isle of Wight County with a special emphasis on water, ham and agricultural industries. The exhibits include prehistoric fossils, Native American and Colonial artifacts, a turn-of-the-century country store, displays interpreting the Smithfield ham industry and perhaps the museum’s most notable artifact: the world’s oldest, edible cured ham.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first went on the walking tour and our tour guide was great! she was very knowledgeable and made the tour very entertaining. The museum is well put together and informative.

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Jennifer W, Manager at Isle of Wight County Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This was a great $2 spent per person into the donation box. The general store set up is fairly authentic (I used to work in one) and the rest of the museum has informative videos and displays on local origins and various noted persons formative to the town. The historical enslavement issues could stand a bit more study and was given a light touch here. Good geographical info on the town formation based on its location as well.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

When the town motto is "Ham, History, Hospitality" you expect an interesting experience. The museum certainly delivered, featuring local history spanning the first Native American residents through today. Of course, the trip is not complete without viewing the world's oldest cured Smithfield ham and the oldest peanut. I thoroughly enjoyed the museum and highly recommend it to anyone who will be in the area.

Thank Lindsay C
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Nicely appointed museum sharing history of the establishment of county, agriculture, local life, and how Smthfield ham company began. Very informative, lots of displays, timelines, period clothing, artifacts, and great tactile displays for children or adults. A definite hands-on learning museum. No one should miss this gem. Once done, pop into the Christmas Store across the street.

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Reviewed 22 June 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum of the finds from earlier periods in the town of Smithfield as well as the wonderful sights of nature that can be found. I particularly loved the 115 year old ham with the collar that Mr. Smithfield had saved.

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