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Johnston County has several fine arts venues, including museums and places to study.
Smithfield, NC and surrounding towns offer museums, historical attractions, live performances and more.
There are plenty of family-friendly activities in Smithfield, NC including Indoor and outdoor options.
In the Smithfield, NC area museums and historical sites, history buffs will find lots of records, documents, artifacts and glimpses of daily life from 1746, when the county was founded, through recent history.
Smithfield, NC residents are near two local community theaters that are committed to keeping theater alive in Johnston County.
Museums and historic sites help Johnston County and Smithfield, NC keep its vibrant past alive while also attracting tourists from around the world.
The Ava Gardner Museum in historic downtown Smithfield, NC holds an extensive collection of artifacts from Ava Gardner's career and her private life.
As the seat of Johnston County, Smithfield heads one of the fastest-growing areas in North Carolina. Just a short drive from Raleigh-Durham, the area is known for its highly acclaimed school system as well as its strong workforce programs at Johnston Community College. A leader in agri-tourism, Smithfield is also the birthplace of the late Ava Gardner, and her house-turned-museum landed the city on Livability.com's Top 10 Unusual Museums.
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