Smithfield trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Smithfield is a town in Johnston County, North Carolina, United States. In 2016, the estimated population was 12,266. It is the county seat of Johnston County. Smithfield is home to the Ava Gardner Museum and is situated along the Neuse River, where visitors enjoy the annual Smithfield Ham and Yam Festival, walks along the Buffalo Creek Greenway and the historic downtown district. The town is located in North Carolina's famed Research Triangle and is approximately 29mi southeast of downtown Raleigh. The Raleigh-Durham-Cary Combined Statistical area has a population of over 2 million residents.GeographyAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.4sqmi, of which 11.4sqmi is land and 0.09% is water.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 11,510 people, 4,417 households, and 2,676 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,007.6 inhabitants per square mile (389.1/km²). There were 4,674 housing units at an average density of 409.2 per square mile (158.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 62.66% White, 30.99% African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.14% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.90% of the population.When using our United States attractions tool, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Smithfield
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Smithfield
Places to visit with Smithfield
CorollaTrip planner BEST FOR: Lighthouse, Nature / Wildlife Tour, Safari AshevilleTrip planner BEST FOR: Historic Site, Nightlife, Art Gallery WilmingtonTrip planner BEST FOR: Room Escape Game, Historic Site, Landmark RaleighTrip planner BEST FOR: Natural History Museum, Art Museum, Park DurhamTrip planner BEST FOR: Garden, Theater, Religious Site
Recently planned trips to Smithfield
22 days in Raleigh, Durham & The Triangle BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Robbinsville Smithfield Chapel Hill 2 days in Smithfield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Ava Gardner Museum Raven Rock State Park 7 days in Raleigh & Smithfield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Raleigh Smithfield 2 days in Smithfield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ava Gardner Museum Carolina Premium Outlets Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park 5 days in Smithfield BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Carolina Premium Outlets Ava Gardner Museum Double Barley Brewing 8 days in New York City, Smithfield & Orlando BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES New York City Smithfield Orlando