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Address: 14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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Visit Virginia's Oldest Church in Smithfield, Virginia. Whether your...

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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Oldest church in Virginia

St. Luke's Church is the oldest church in Virginia. You can learn a great deal about 17th century Virginia that was outside of the colonial capital of Williamsburg that provides... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 September 2016
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

St. Luke's Church is the oldest church in Virginia. You can learn a great deal about 17th century Virginia that was outside of the colonial capital of Williamsburg that provides a more comprehensive picture of colonial times. Very knowledgeable staff and great gift shop. Periodic special events add to the experience.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Jwfcort757. 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 experience at Virginia's Oldest Church particularly during our special event weekends. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our official web site, social media, and... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

What a wonderful day walking around the grounds of the church. Our guide, Gloria, was delightful and very knowledgeable about the history of the church. She added interesting facts about the cemetery and Smithfield. We throughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend this tour to anyone interested in walking through history.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Morning, kmfit45. 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, has been with "Virginia's Oldest Church" for a while now. She takes great pride in the quality and desirable merchandise in her boutique gift shop. She likewise takes great... More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A small historic church with beautiful grounds, a quiet and intimate atmosphere with knowledgable staff and tour guide. It is perfect for a small marriage ceremony. We liked it so much we got married there.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Morning, wittkamt. 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 visit and wedding here at Virginia's Oldest Church. We take great pride in the quality of our tour and wedding experiences. I invite you to follow... More 

Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a great experience. I had been to this church as a child and then again as a teenager and never realized its vast and impressive history. My tour guide was John and he was very knowledgeable about every aspect of the church's history and construction. I learned much about the church, its hierarchy, and its unique place in... More 

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, Worrell954. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. John Ericson, Museum Interpreter, is a staple of the museum education department staff. His encyclopedic knowledge of early Virginia history and the Church of England is impressive and his presentation style is enjoyable. I invite... More 

Va. Beach
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We went last week and enjoyed the tour of the church and walking around the cemetery. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and give many details about the grounds and church. She also answered all the other questions we asked and had a cordial and welcoming tone to,her tour. We enjoyed it very much. I recommended this trip to a... More 

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, cfwebb2. 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 your kind review and for recommending us to a co-worker. Our museum interpreters take great pride in the quality of research and storytelling manner in which they present. I invite you to... More 

Carrollton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The church & grounds are a beautiful example of history in preservation. As funding allows, I would like to see some of the grave markers & headstones be cleaned restored.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, Immrgl. 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 your kind words. A matter of fact we are working on fund raising now to aid in the expenses associated with cleaning the headstones in the cemetery. We also invite those interested... More 

Suffolk
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Starting from home off of Bennett's Pasture Road in Suffolk, St Luke's was our third stop on a very eventful day with our grandchildren/their mother. We started at the Mariner's Museum in Newport News, ate lunch in Hampton, searching for the perfect "CUPCAKE" of our dreams in Hampton, then off to have them experience a little bit of "Church" history... More 

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, greenthumb_51. 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 your kind words. Our museum interpretive staff takes great pride in the research and storytelling manner in which they provide guests with guided tours. I invite you to follow us on social... More 

Carrollton, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Very informative tour about the oldest church in Virginia and the history of Isle of Wight for the beginning of our country. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, 19Grammy69. 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 your kind words. Our museum interpretive staff takes great pride in the research and storytelling manner in which they provide guests with guided tours. I invite you to follow us on social... More 

Hamilton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband an I visited Historic St. Luke's for a lecture about the church during the Revolutionary War. It was a fantastic experience and the tour given of the church later that day (as apart of their free admission week) was absolutely wonderful. The church, gift shop, etc. were charming and fun. We will definitely be back! Great job on... More 

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, stephanieseal. 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 your kind words. Our museum interpretive staff takes great pride in the research and storytelling manner in which they provide guests with guided tours. I invite you to follow us on social... More 

Hampton, Virginia
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

The knowledgeable docent provides a very detailed tour of the church architecture and history. We learned a lot. The gift shop has many neat items. Of note: different types of nativity scenes and ornaments.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, Scotannel. 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 your kind words. Our museum interpretive staff takes great pride in the research and storytelling manner in which they provide guests with guided tours. Those fair trade nativities are a very popular... More 

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