Ava Gardner Museum


Ava Gardner Museum


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Mon–Sat 9 am-5 pm; Sun 2-5 pm. Closed Dec 24-26, Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving.


  • 325 E. Market St.

    Smithfield,   NC   27577


Home to an incredible collection of items including childhood memorabilia, film clips, costumes, domestic and foreign posters, countless black-and-white photography, movie scripts, magazine covers, and scrapbooks. Ava Gardner was born near Smithfield and her grave site is located in Sunset Memorial Gardens, approximately 2 miles from the museum. The Ava Gardner Museum is located off I-95 in Smithfield.

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325 E. Market St.
Smithfield NC 27577


Latitude: 35° 30' 39.9594" / Longitude: -78° 20' 43.8"

Special Directions:

I-95 Exit 95. Left on ramp onto US Hwy 70 West. Travel approx 1 mile. Museum on right.

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