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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

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A Must See in Smithfield

Maggie gave us an awesome tour of this historic church. A very interesting and beautiful place. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leticia C
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History Buff Heaven

The rich history of this beautiful church and it's grounds is absolutely amazing. The story alone... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
c4cusp
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Smithfield, Virginia
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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...more
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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maggie gave us an awesome tour of this historic church. A very interesting and beautiful place. A must see if in the Smithfield area.More

1  Thank Leticia C
Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Leticia 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. Maggie Furey-Moore, Museum Interpreter, is a valued member of our team and dedicated public historian. We are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rich history of this beautiful church and it's grounds is absolutely amazing. The story alone is worthy of the trip. Seeing it in person just gives you warm feeling. You can't help but wonder just how many people have crossed that threshold.More

Thank c4cusp
Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, c4cusp. 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 proud to have shared the important stories of the early American pursuits toward religious freedom and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting the Smithfield, VA area, be sure to plan to visit this historic location. You'll be amazed about the local history that impacted events into national prominence. If visiting on a Friday or Saturday, be sure to sign up for the 45 min. tour...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, Robert G. 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 and Outreach Coordinator, has been with the Museum for quite a while and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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

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

Reviewed 9 August 2018 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
Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

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

Reviewed 22 July 2018 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 23 July 2018

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

Reviewed 17 July 2018 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 17 July 2018

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

Reviewed 11 July 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 11 July 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

Reviewed 8 July 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

Thank Glenn M
Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 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

Reviewed 8 July 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

Thank Judy T
Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 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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