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Central and Western Virginia Sights

Historic Smithfield Plantation

  • 1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd. Map It
  • Blacksburg
  • House/Mansion/Villa

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Almost a century before Virginia Tech's founding in 1872, the Historic Smithfield plantation was built in what was then the frontier wilds. Aristocratic colonist and Revolutionary War patriot William Preston moved his family to the estate in 1774, a year before the war began. Among his descendants were three Virginia governors and four U.S. senators. Today costumed interpreters, authentic period furniture, and Native American artifacts reveal how different life in the

New River valley was more than two centuries ago.

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1000 Smithfield Plantation Rd., Blacksburg, Virginia, 24060, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7
  • Mon., Tues., and Thurs.–Sat. 10–5; Sun. 1–5. Closed Wed.


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