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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
+1 757-357-3367
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Wonderful tour of an historic church!

We really enjoyed the 45-minute tour of this fascinating Anglican church. Our tour guide, Maggie... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
jbc523
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Virginia Beach, VA
via mobile
Beautiful Setting Wonderful Tour

We visited this church today (10 July) and took the 45 minute tour which was very informative. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
zodasmagic
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vienna, austria
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Visit Virginia's Oldest Church Building & Open Cemeteries in Smithfield, Virginia. Whether your interest is ancient cemeteries, 17th-century Virginian and Early American History, or architectural history, a visit to the Museum, "The Shop at The Old Brick Church", and 43-acres of grounds is a must thing to do while in the Greater Williamsburg and Coastal Virginia regions. St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum is operated and owned by Historic St. Luke's Restoration, and is a fully-tax deductible, 501(c)3 education-based, non-profit organization.
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the 45-minute tour of this fascinating Anglican church. Our tour guide, Maggie, was knowledgeable and thorough, showing us photos of the church at different phases through history. The gift shop, as well, was a veritable gym with lots of interesting inventory. It...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Afternoon, jbc523. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Maggie Furey-Moore, Museum Interpreter, does a wonderful job of researching and interpreting this site's history. We are proud...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this church today (10 July) and took the 45 minute tour which was very informative. Our tour guide, John, was great. He took us back through a great time in history for this site as well as Virginia and the U.S.A. We learned...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, zodasmagic Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. John Ericson, Museum Interpreter Outreach Coordinator, does a masterful job of public history interpretation. We are very glad...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great excursion if you are interested in history and enjoy learning. Our guide, Maggie, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Her side stories and enthusiasm for the site were exceptional. Very educational and not “religious” at all.More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Glenn M. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Maggie Furey-Moore, Museum Interpreter, is a recent addition to our team with years of public history interpretation...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the second visit for us & our friend. It was another, fresher look at an interesting piece of history. Leslie gave us a different view than our previous visit. We were pleased to learn about some upcoming events. In all it was a...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Judy T. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We love having our guests return for subsequent visits! Our education department constantly researches and strives to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been on the annual graveyard tour, which happens around Halloween, and to a lecture on witchcraft in Colonial Virginia. I am actually not religious by any means and still I appreciate the history of the church and it's grounds. The staff is very...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, jmnc2016. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Thank you for your review of our Twilight Cemetery Tours and our "Witches of Colonial Virginia" academic lecture....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting part of history, beautiful buildings and a large cemetery beside. Wonderful church for a weddingMore

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, Margaret K. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are so glad to hear you think St. Luke's is beautiful. We hope more folks will...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our family did a tour today to visit the church connected to an ancestor. Thanks to our engaging and very informative guide, John Erickson, we learned so much about the church, this region of Virginia and American history. If you’re looking for an authentic slice...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, CPG_54. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are excited that you connected with your ancestor's church. We are proud to have shared the important...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another interesting day learning how to safely clean old delicate gravestones. Young couples with children, older retired folks, teens - all working together for the love of history.More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Xanthid11. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Thank you for your continued volunteer support with our Cemetery Preservation Workshops. We are also proud to have...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

My wife and I visited the church on our ancestry trip from Texas. We enjoyed a very informative tour of the grounds and building. We had also seen the church at Jamestown that utilized many of the aspects of St. Luke's in the reconstruction. It...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Good Afternoon, Robert T.. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Thank you for visiting Virginia's Oldest Church and locating an ancestor's grave site. We are proud to...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

My uncle got married in this church in the first weekend in June. Beautiful church and grounds. Very hot that day, but much cooler inside. Perfect place to get married!More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Good Morning, Megan M. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are so pleased you enjoyed your uncle's wedding. We are proud to have shared the important...More

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