The Johnston County Heritage Center has become known as one of the best equipped facilities in the country for studying local history and genealogy. An extensive collection of public records, manuscripts, family histories, photographs, vintage newspapers, and artifacts have been assembled for scholars, amateur historians, genealogists and students. Students groups will especially enjoy the history tour of the rotating exhibits in the museum on the first floor, followed by a walking tour of Historic Smithfield. Groups and tours require advanced reservations.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am- 5pm
Free admission, Parking on the Street
241 E. Market St.
PO Box 2709
Smithfield, NC 27577