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Historic St. Luke's Church

Address: 14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430
Phone Number: (757) 357-3367
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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United States
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174 reviews 174 reviews
82 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I was really looking forward to visiting St. Luke's, as it was built around 1632 and is one of the few original Gothic buildings left in the country. However, we got there and were rather rudely prevented from entering the small church, due to a wedding rehearsal that had not even begun. What would it have hurt for us to... More

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Collin N, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

SilverAnnie, I apologize for your unsuccessful visit, but it is our policy to close the church to the public during rehearsals and weddings. We try our best to inform the public of any upcoming special event closures through the Smithfield Visitor Center and our website, but unfortunately the system is not perfect. Please contact me directly the next time you... More

Charlotte, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our daughter was married here and the setting couldn't be more beautiful. (There is a fee for weddings, funerals, etc.) The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating. The history is inspiring. If you are having a small wedding and would like a quaint, intimate atmosphere, this is the place for you. A friend sang during the wedding ceremony and the... More

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Lake Anna
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Besides being able to view the inside of a very old church the highlight was the information provided by John our tour guide. He had information on the building, restoration and even who was buried under the floor. Or should I say what parts of the body was buried under the floor. He painted in words a very complete picture... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

$3 tour, take it! We had a historian who also was a minister as our tour guide and it was a good stop. We all remembered different facts as we were in the car home but it is a neat and different piece of American history that should not be missed. About 1 hour from Williamsburg but ride the ferry... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We had a wonderful go back in history tour by a wonderful guide John. It was amazing to hear and see all about something so old and treasured. And still standing in a city. A must visit if in town.

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Toledo, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Visit the grounds and surrounding cemetery. The church is being restored and it's inside is beautiful and historic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very pleasant place to see and learn. Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Must visit. Young and old will enjoy. Organ was awesome. Anyone with musical interests should stop and see.

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Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Awesome old church. So old that is has a castle siege door for an entrance! It's worth visiting here just to see the oldest pipe organ in the US! Super economical and extremely interesting.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The church had lots of history. The guide was was knowledgeable on the history of the church. It was nice to walk around the grounds.

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Port Washington, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We too were lucky enough to have Mrs. LaBonne give us our tour of this quite lovely small 1632 church. She is very knowledgeable and articulate and is willing to answer any questions one might have. A visit here will give one a rich history lesson featuring the Anglican Church, the English and the early settlement days in Virginia. $5... More

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