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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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3 rd oldest church in the USA

This structure from Colonial times has had quite a past. Church , decline, stable, re birth... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vicky A
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Smithfield, Virginia, United States
Very interesting history

I have lived in the area for 19 years and just finally found this place thanks to Groupon!!! It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gregg G
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Hampton, United States
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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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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This structure from Colonial times has had quite a past. Church , decline, stable, re birth. Original. If in the area is it worth checking the open times. During the summer religious services are held there.

Thank Vicky A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in the area for 19 years and just finally found this place thanks to Groupon!!! It was very interesting and our tour guide Fred was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and personable. The tour took over an hour and was filled with...More

Thank Gregg G
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning, Gregg G. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. GroupOn is a valuable partner with HSL and a valuable resource for many of our guests. Fred Hodges, Museum...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great gem to visit. Easy parking, nice gift shop, and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Tour takes about 45 minutes as docent is very detailed and knowledgeable about history of property, furnishings, artifacts, grounds, and surrounding areas. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and highly recommend it....More

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

Good Morning, 2_4SXM. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. It is so nice to read you enjoyed your tour experience and our knowledgeable staff. I invite you to follow...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Had a Groupon to visit this Historical site...was graciously accommodated by our tour guide, Leslie who was engaging and very friendly. The site was wonderful and the history very interesting. The cemetery grounds surrounding the church were equally fascinating and interesting. Ended the tour with...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good Morning, 555dlm. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. GroupOn is a valuable partner with HSL and a valuable resource for many of our guests. Leslie Dunaway, Museum Interpreter,...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Historic St. Luke's Church is not an active church, it's a museum with hourly tours. Our visit was suggested by a docent at the old courthouse in Smithfield, a few miles up the road. Our tour guide, John, was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable on...More

Thank Robert R
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Good Morning, Robert R. 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 love our friends at Historic Smithfield's 1750 Isle of Wight County Courthouse Museum in Downtown Smithfield and appreciate...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is really a hidden gem . Excellent docent Gloria was able to share comprehensive knowledge of the church as well history of the local area. Definitely worth the short trip from quaint Main St in Smithfield.More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Good Morning, NRN_13. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Gloria LaBoone, Assistant Gift Shop Manager and Museum Interpreter, has been with HSLR for many years and takes a great...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Worth seeing if in the area. Knowledgeable tour guide and not too lengthy. Nearby restaurants and shops to head to after touring.More

Thank Ruth C
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Good Afternoon, Ruth C. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Thank you for taking time to visit and review your experience. I invite you to follow us on social...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

We were fortunate enough to get a very knowledgeable docent and she gave us a very informative and delightful tour. The oldest pump organ with the most exquisite cabinetry was at the head of the church. One of the oldest functioning and well restored organs....More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Good Afternoon, Reneec496. 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 so glad to read you enjoyed your tour experience. I invite you to follow us on social media,...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

While St. Luke's is out of the way, it is worth the drive to visit this great example of early American religious architecture, and a stunning historical landmark that is nationally significant. It is worth a detour to visit!More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Good Afternoon, Lynn1950. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. For those of our guests who crave 17th-century artisan mannerism architecture at its finest and Virginia's Oldest Church, Historic St....More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Visited St Luke's on our way back from Visiting Ivy Hill and the Wharf Brewery. It was near closing time but their Outstanding Staff gave us some time to purchase gifts..books pictures and a tour of the inside of the church. Very informative and we...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Good Afternoon, OBXEASYRIDER. 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 our team was able to accommodate your visit. Normally the last tour of the day is...More

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