1773, Blacksburg, Virginia


A rare example of a Williamsburg-style house on the frontier, Smithfield was built by a planter who represented the county in the legislature and duplicated at home the style of such buildings as the Raleigh Tavern.

Basic kit includes house model and grass base. House measures approximately 10 inches square by 6 inches high. Six sheets plus illustrated instructions, $12.95 plus shipping.

Supplementary kit includes smokehouse and weaver’s cottage, plus enlarged base and fences. Four sheets plus illustrated instructions, $8.95 plus shipping.

Both kits are available directly from Smithfield Plantation at www.smithfieldplantation.org.

Skill rating for house model: Advanced. For smokehouse and weaver’s cottage: Basic. For ages 8 and up. Adult supervision may be required.