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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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Colonial spiritual history

St. Luke's church is recognized as the oldest church in Virginia and the oldest brick type... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter H
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
Lovely Historical Tour

We enjoyed a lovely tour today at this historical church. The tour is less than an hour long and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
FeedMeSeymour84
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Moss Point, Mississippi
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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

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 3 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Cindy M
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My cousins, wife and I stopped into Historic St. Luke's Church a couple of weeks back to know more about this historic structure where one of my ancestors, Rev. Robert Bracewell, served as a rector, back in in the 1600's. Thanks to John Ericson, we...More

Thank puravida351
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, puravida351. 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 fortunate to have Mr. John Ericson, museum interpreter and outreach coordinator. Thank you for stopping by and...More

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Lexie Dunaway is a great docent with lots of information. The grounds are beautiful. Would have been great to walk the grounds outside except it was raining while we were there. A must see if you are in Smithfield.More

Thank Rita S
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Rita S. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Leslie Dunaway, Museum Interpreter, has been with Virginia's Oldest Church for many years and is both knowledgeable and passionate...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Tour Guide Leslie was excellent - very knowledgeable and personable. Interior windows were impressive. Great history lesson!More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Good Afternoon, jsummer2n. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. So glad that you found our site interesting and staff friendly. Gloria LaBoone, Assistant Gift Shop Manager & Museum Interpreter,...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The guide was full of interesting information. Can't wait to come back! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.More

Thank Danineh27
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Good Afternoon, Danineh27. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. So glad that you found our site interesting and staff friendly. I also invite you to follow us on social...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017

My husband and I attended a recent nighttime cemetery and church tour. Our guide was excellent and the stories she told were fascinating! We were sad when it was over!More

Thank Shirley B
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Good Morning, Shirley B. 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 delighted to read you enjoyed your Twilight Cemetery Tour experience on Friday, October 6th. We hope you...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

I have been here many times for services and to show to out of town guests. This is one of the oldest churches in Virginia.More

Thank Bill W
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Good Morning, Bill W. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Although no longer an active church and haven't been since 1836, HSLR partners with nearby churches for periodic and...More

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