Looking to add a little Hollywood glamour to your holidays? Consider visiting the Ava Gardner Museum in downtown Smithfield.
The charming museum honors the life, loves and legacy of one of Hollywood’s most glamorous leading ladies … who just happened to be born seven miles east of town. The 5,000-square-foot space contains artifacts from Ava Gardner’s 50-year career in Hollywood. See costumes, awards, movie posters and personal items such as jewelry, china, clothing and fine art.
Included with admission is a short biographical movie that includes information about her life in Johnston County and her acting career.