Contact Us

Hours of Operation

The center is open FREE OF ADMISSION CHARGE 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday. On Saturdays the exhibit hall and gift shop are open 9-5, and the Reading Room is open 9-1. The center closes for weekday holidays observed by the County of Johnston; and we're usually closed on Saturdays following holidays that fall on Fridays, including the weekends of Easter and Thanksgiving.

Phone Number and Mailing Address

Our phone number is 919-934-2836. Our postal address is P.O. Box 2709, Smithfield, NC 27577. Our delivery address is 241 East Market Street. Our e-mail address is

Location and Parking

The Heritage Center stands on the northwest corner of Market (US 70 Business) and Third streets in Smithfield. Two-hour parking is allowed along adjacent streets. Free all-day parking is available in nearby off-street lots, the largest of which sits behind the Public Library on the east side of North Third Street.

Staff Directory

Click on the names below for e-mail links.

Director Todd Johnson

Administrative Assistant Joyce Mitchell - Monday-Thursday (mornings)

Chief Genealogist Rebecca Owens - Monday and Tuesday

Archivist Bennett Chapman

Heritage Center Building