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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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Great tour of the oldest church in VA

Great tour by Leslie of the oldest church in VA. If you are a fan of colonial architecture and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zach F
A treasure for the whole family to tour

St. Luke's may have been built as early as 1632 and is a gorgeous example of an English rural... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
J David H
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Zach F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank J David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Peter H
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

Reviewed 13 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

Reviewed 10 November 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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