The Johnston County Museum, operated by the Johnston County Heritage Center, tells some of the many stories from Johnston County's interesting past. 
Established in 1746, Johnston County boasts an interesting history, including as the setting for some events of statewide and national significance.  The Heritage Center works to tell the stories of Johnston County and its citizens over the course of the past 250 plus years.  Visitors to the Museum can learn about local history in fascinating exhibits.
329 E. Market Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 938-5912
Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
As a Main Street America Affiliate™, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Community ms vertical color logoSmithfield is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.