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Historic St. Luke's Church

14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
+1 757-357-3367
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Day trip to Smithfield

We so enjoyed our tour of historic St Luke’s Church our tour guide made it especially interesting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
106maruth
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Living History

This is a great historic building with an amazing history. All the early settlers, first families... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Don B
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Denver, Colorado
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Visit Virginia's Oldest Church in Smithfield, Virginia. Whether your interest is ancient cemeteries, 17th-century Virginian and Early American History, or architectural history, a visit to the Church, gift shop, and grounds is a must while in the Greater Williamsburg and Coastal Virginia regions. Historic St. Luke's Church Museum is operated and owned by Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc. And is a fully-tax deductible, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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“wonderful tour” (19 reviews)
“gift shop” (29 reviews)
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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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+1 757-357-3367
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We so enjoyed our tour of historic St Luke’s Church our tour guide made it especially interesting. John is a well versed historian of Virginia history and he punctuates his tour by asking you questions that make you think. It’s important to keep history alive...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great historic building with an amazing history. All the early settlers, first families, and cavaliers represented in the place. Isle of Wight County has a beautiful history rich with all kinds of tails. The tour here is informative and fun. I recommend...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History relived here. Docent very knowledgable and enjoyable. This is one of the oldest churches in the USA ... the graveyard also reflects the history of IOW.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Great tour by Leslie of the oldest church in VA. If you are a fan of colonial architecture and history, you will definitely want to tour this interesting survivor. Tour is modestly priced and lasted about an hour. Very personable tour guide who answered any...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

St. Luke's may have been built as early as 1632 and is a gorgeous example of an English rural church and has both Gothic & Jacobean features. The interior is a must to tour. A majority of funding is through their on site gift store...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

My sister and I visited visited after hearing about it for many years. being the day after Christmas, they were not busy and we were the only people on the tour. John gave us a great tour. I love that we have so many historical...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017

St. Luke's church is recognized as the oldest church in Virginia and the oldest brick type architecture for a church in the US. Apparently, even Pocahontas was a visitor at this church. It has a really nice visitor building where I picked up a good...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely tour today at this historical church. The tour is less than an hour long and only $8 per adult with our 5 year old being free. We loved hearing the interesting history and seeing the church artifacts. A great little stop...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Good Afternoon, FeedMrSeymour84. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. I am so glad to read you enjoyed your tour. I also would like to invite you to follow us...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to St. Luke’s to just look around for a minute, but decided to do a tour. John gave an informative and very friendly tour of the church. His love of history and desire to preserve it was infectious. If you’re anywhere near...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Good Morning. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. I am so glad to read you enjoyed your tour with John Ericson, Museum Interpreter. I also would like to invite...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here thinking we would wander around the grounds for a bit and pop in the church. Had no idea we would have a private tour with a very knowledgeable guide. I learned a lot about the region and even the Episcopal church that...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Good Afternoon, Cindy M. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are proud of the national narrative we present and steward here at Virginia's Oldest Church, Historic St. Luke's....More

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