Smithfield Station Timeline
Ron and Tina Pack dream of establishing Smithfield Virginia as a historic destination, just as nice as the neighboring waterfront communities.
November 24th 1986
The Inn, Restaurant, and Marina opens for business!
During a visit to Berlin, Germany, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
The first Poker Run was held. This annual event still takes place the second Saturday in July.
Nintendo releases the Game Boy portable video game system in North America
“Simpsons” premiered on Fox-TV
First Raft Race. This event is still a tradition every year in June.
The Lighthouse and raw bar open.
Invention of the DVD is announced
Raw bar is converted to guest rooms.
Historic Downtown Main Street is revitalized with an extensive beautification project
Google is founded
September 13th 2001
The Inner Banks (IBX) bar and grill opens and second generation, Randy Pack officially joins the Station.
The town of Smithfield celebrates its 250th anniversary by constructing the world’s largest Ham Biscuit and is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Ron and Tina Pack’s second son, Brian Pack, officially joins the family business!
Hurricane Isabel creates a 9.5-foot surge, the highest recorded tide ever. Smithfield Station undergoes major repairs and renovations.
The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918, breaking the “Curse of the Bambino”
Grey’s Anatomy premieres
Fortune Magazine ranks Smithfield Foods among America’s most admired companies!
Virginia celebrates its 400th anniversary
The Smithfield Station Lodge and Shops open. Smithfield Station Marina is expanded.
Michael Phelps surpasses Mark Spitz in Gold Medals won at a single Olympics, winning eight.
Fitness Center is added and Windsor Castle Park is dedicated!
Inn was remodeled to match the Lodge Hotel Rooms.
Randy Pack is the recipient of Inside Business’ Top 40 Under 40 Award!
Pagan River Wine Merchants opened as the newest Station Shop!
Smithfield Station celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary!
Inn was remodeled to match the Lodge Hotel Rooms. Randy and Brian Pack create Pack Brothers Hospitality and take control of Surry Seafood Co. in Surry, Virginia.
A new structure was built next to the pool and the marina shower facilities were updated.
Lighthouse Renovations Completed!
Pack Brothers Hospitality announces 37 North at Fort Monroe!