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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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Outstanding Tour

After all day in and around Smithfield, I hesitated to spend time here. After Gloria’s outstanding... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bart M
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Wonderful tour!

Gloria was a terrific historic interpreter - very knowledgeable and friendly. We have family buried... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephanie C
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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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 3 days ago via mobile

After all day in and around Smithfield, I hesitated to spend time here. After Gloria’s outstanding tour, I was thankful I did. She is very knowledgeable about the church and was a pleasure to have as my tour guide. You can walk around the grounds...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gloria was a terrific historic interpreter - very knowledgeable and friendly. We have family buried in the cemetery next door but had never visited the church before. Its history is fascinating and I hope to come back in the future for one of the services...More

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

Good Morning, Stephanie C. 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. Gloria LaBoone, Museum Interpreter and Assistant Gift Shop Manager, has been with the Museum for quite a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had Leslie Dunaway as a tour guide and she was so great. This is a wonderful, serene, beautiful place.More

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

Good Afternoon, Caryn J. 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. Leslie Dunaway, Museum Interpreter, loves to share the history and beauty of not only this ancient church...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 July 10, 2018

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 July 11, 2018

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 July 8, 2018 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 July 9, 2018

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 July 8, 2018 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 July 9, 2018

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 June 26, 2018

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 June 27, 2018

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 June 24, 2018 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 June 26, 2018

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 June 15, 2018 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 June 18, 2018

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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