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Historic St. Luke's Church

14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 357-3367
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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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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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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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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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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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The historic ST Lukes is really a gem of the greater Smithfield / Isle of Wight area. The beautiful chapel with its Gothic architecture and the surrounding cemetery were truly beautiful.

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Williamsburg, Va.
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This authentic gothic church has everything but real Goths. This Anglican church continues to inspire awe after 400 years. For comparison see historic Bruton Parish church in Colonial Williamsburg.

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Culpeper
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see for anyone interested in the beginnings of our country. Volunteer Gloria La Boone was the most amazing and knowledgable tour guide we have ever encountered! Kudos to her! She was also our guide at Chippokes Plantation and was just full of interesting information. She is a great asset to your area!

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Greenville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were encouraged to visit this site by a gentleman at the visitors center in Smithfield. It was worth the stop. The Church is a fine piece of colonial architecture. The grounds are quiet, giving one time for reflection, as you stroll through the cemetery looking at the old stone and reading epitaphs. Many are quite worn as would be... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Quite unique! This church dates back to 1632. Our group of three had a private tour and learned a lot. Really worthwhile, especially if you like history.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful church and I just love strolling the grounds and trying to find the oldest tomb stones! Well protected area with terrific ancient trees. If you are in to old churches and cool graveyards, this is your spot!

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