Built in 1774, Smithfield Plantation was the home of Revolutionary War patriot Col. William Preston and his wife. In 1959, Janie Preston Boulware Lamb, Col. Preston’s great-great-granddaughter, presented Smithfield to the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities with the stipulation that the newly formed Montgomery County Branch of Preservation Virginia would restore, maintain, and open the house to the public.
First opened to the public in 1964, Smithfield continues to offer guided tours and is an ideal, unique location for receptions, weddings, dinner parties, company picnics, family or class reunions, or any number of special events.
Hours of operation:
Open April through the first week of December: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Closed Wednesday.
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