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Historic St. Luke's Church

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Address: 14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430
Phone Number: +1 757-357-3367
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Description: 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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Beautiful church! Informative tour!

My husband and I decided to take a weekend trip to Smithfield. On our way to our hotel we passed St. Luke's and decided we were going to look into it. We called and were told that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
tothebeachmon
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I decided to take a weekend trip to Smithfield. On our way to our hotel we passed St. Luke's and decided we were going to look into it. We called and were told that the tours start on the hour and last about 45 minutes. We made our way back to the church and paid the $8... More 

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

Good Afternoon, tothebeachmom. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are so glad to read you enjoyed your visit with John Ericson, Education Coordinator. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, social media, our official web site, and subscribe to our monthly... More 

Midlothian, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Fred Hodges gave us an excellent tour of this church with many details of history. One could tell he loves his job for he showed much enthusiasm as well as knowledge. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the one hour tour. It was excellent !!!!!! Dr. and Mrs. Jerry Jenkins

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

Good Afternoon, Dr, and Mrs. Jenkins. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. I am tickled to read you enjoyed Fred Hodges', Museum Interpreter, tour. I see you reside in Midlothian - an ideal day trip choice for regional residents and visitors to Coastal... More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I love this place - it is where one of my ancestors is buried and that would be enough to love it. BUT - it is so beautiful and intimate. A precious place.

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

Good Afternoon, Caryn J. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia. Thank you for your kind words of your experience and how the 100-acre historic site is important to you. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our social media sites, and our official... More 

Smithfield, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

St. Luke's represents an integral part of colonial history and the evolution of religious freedom in the U.S. The beautifully restored plaster barrel vault ceiling, pulpit with sounding board, and original 17th century baluster make the church a must-see attraction. John gives an excellent tour with an in-depth account of the church's history and its context from the 17th century... More 

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

Good Afternoon, Joanna Hall Braswell. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia. I appreciate your keen sense of historic appreciation and contextual knowledge of our 100-acre historic site. It is also wonderful to read you enjoyed your tour with John Ericson, Education Coordinator. I invite... More 

Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Historic St. Luke's has such great historical value and is situated in an area primed with history. It is a gorgeous church, and the grounds are fascinating!

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

Good Morning, Mikey054. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We appreciate your recognition of the value and importance of such an historic site as ours at Virginia's Oldest Church. I appreciate your kind words of praise and invite you to follow us on... More 

Sugar Hill, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Beautifullysituated and well preserved with interesting arhitecural features. Joe was very enthusiasitic about showing us the church even though we only had a short time to visit. Worth the out of the way drive in combination with Bacon's Castle on a trip to coastal Virginia. Wish I had had more time to visit.

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

Good Morning, Chyerni. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are glad to read you enjoyed your tour with museum interpreter Joe Tapia. Bacon's Castle and Historic St. Luke's make a wonderful afternoon excursion whether you are visiting the Greater Williamsburg area or... More 

Virginia Beach
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Very Nice. A lot of history with this place, as our tour guide pointed out. Our guide was new but was well informed on its history. Couldn't ask for a better afternoon.

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

Good Morning, GrumpyChief23462. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are pleased to read you had a great tour experience with Fred Hodges, Museum Interpreter. I see you reside in Virginia Beach - only an hour away from Historic St. Luke's Church. We... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

St. Luke's Church is an extraordinary historical spot! I advise anyone who loves beautiful scenery and loves history to visit here! It is gorgeous and the history behind this church and it's grounds is exceptional. I was also informed that private marriages can be done here! St. Luke's would be such an amazing place to be married in!

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

Good Morning, MissCrysta. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Yes, we are proud to offer a number of private event rentals including baptisms, weddings, and funerals at our 17th-century site - Virginia's Oldest Church. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our... More 

Suffolk, Virginia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Thanks to GROUPON, we found out about this historic church museum and enjoyed a wonderful tour. Our tour guide, John, is passionate about his history, and it shows! We learned not only about the church structure itself, but the history of the development of some of the religious freedom we now enjoy. The church and grounds are beautiful.

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

Good Morning, BethSuffolk_Virginia. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are pleased to read you had a great tour experience with John Ericson, Education Coordinator. We hope you and your gentleman friend had a great time. We are proud to be a GroupOn... More 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon with my future mother-in-law touring the grounds and chapel at St. Luke's Church. It was absolutely stunning and I was so impressed with the passion and knowledge provided by our tour guide, John Ericson. He spent the better part of a hour giving us the history and background of not only the church, but... More 

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

Good Morning, Joni E. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are pleased to read you had a great tour experience with John Ericson, Education Coordinator, Saturday before last. We hope you and your mother-in-law select our location for your wedding venue. We... More 

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