Smithfield Virginia Attractions
Local Area Attractions in & around the Smithfield Virgina Local Area.
Named after Major Francis Boykin, a smart businessman who donated the land for the Isle of Wight Courthouse of 1800 (still standing and in use today), the tavern was conveniently located right next door for meals & refreshments for court officers & personnel.
Located just up the river from us, the Cypress Creek Golf Course is an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course, which also offers a Driving Range, Practice Greens, Club Rentals, PGA Instruction by appointment, Club Repair and Re-grip, Pro Shop and Snack Bar.
The Visitor Center shares space with the Arts Center, which exhibits the works of local and regional artists. Peruse the gallery/gift shop and chat with the resident artists.
Situated on the bluffs of the James River, the fort was begun in 1623 to protect the colonists from the Indians and Spaniards. The fort is built in the shape of a seven pointed star and remains essentially intact and constitutes a well-preserved example of military architecture of the Civil War era.
The neighboring Windsor Castle Park now features a state-of-the-art kayak launch with kayak rental available between Memorial Day and Labor Day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Make your first stop the Visitor Center for a historic walking tour map, a “Passport to Savings” card for discounts at local merchants and information on area attractions, dining options and special events.