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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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Wonderful experience!

This is a place you should put on your list to see. Great history and a beautiful place. Don't miss this one.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Smithfield, Virginia
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Smithfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a place you should put on your list to see. Great history and a beautiful place. Don't miss this one.

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Smithfield, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautiful!!! what a wonderful record of our country's history...well worth the visit for anyone who loves church ,beauty and history all rolled into one!!!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit to see one of the oldest churches in the U.S. The guide was very informative and able to answer all of our questions. Even the cemetery and grounds were interesting. Well worth the trip!

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Suffolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A great place to visit! Wonderful history and very knowledgeable staff!! The church and grounds are a wealth of treasures to Virginia's history.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

wonderful tour and information. The church ahs long been in my family history an I used Joseph Bridger as my gateway ancestor to obtain a Coat of Arms for Colonial Dames XVIIth Century. It was such a thrill to view the grave of Joseph and one of the ladies on the tour had been there the day Joseph was returned... More 

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

Good Morning, 449carolync. 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 love our descendant guests including Braswells, Bakers, Luters, Days, and Bridgers! I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our social media platforms, our official web site and subscribe to receive our monthly... More 

Arlington, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is one of those "best kept secret" places. Yes, it just looks like an old church but deep inside it has a LONG history. With the help of Fred Hodges (our guide ) he makes you feel like you've just landed on something really special. Fred was a FANTASTIC guide, he truly loves what he does and it shows!... More 

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

Good Morning, Tracey s. 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 wonderfully-written review of HSL. Sometimes folks think a secret or hard-to-reach attraction is a bad thing. For us, it is worth the journey to Virginia's Oldest Church. Glad you agree!... More 

Portsmouth RI
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Guide was interesting and not too long-winded. Very informative without being boring! It's unfortunate that we could not tour the cemetary but it was raining.

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Good Morning, dmean41. 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. Whether raining or a sunny day, Historic St. Luke's is the ideal 17th-century historic site and museum tour experience for folks with limited time. Our 45-minute, guided tours that start at the top of... More 

Quinton, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It was an excellent tour and the tour guide was wonderful. He was friendly, knowledgeable and really brought the past to life!!

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

Good Morning, mariel_falk. 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. Our education department is constantly researching our history and world events that influenced the American experience. It is also wonderful to read how our guests enjoy their experiences. I invite you to follow us... More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had an amazing time and such an interesting experience learning about the past of the church. We love learning about and visiting historical places and this one is definitely one to experience.

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

Good Morning, jessicamelton914. 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. As a first time visitor, we wish to thank you for giving us a try. Our education department hopes it blends education with entertainment to all of our guests. I invite you to follow... More 

Kissimmee, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We first visited St. Luke's about 17 years ago and did not choose to be part of tour. It was interesting but we really didn't learn about the significant points of the Church. This time it was much more informative having a tour guide.

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

Good Morning, Michael W. 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 learning that your visitor experience was improved since the last time you were here 17 years ago. We take great pride in researching new information and remaining visitor-focused. I invite you... More 

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Additional Information about Historic St. Luke's Church

Address: Address: 14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430
Phone Number: +1 757-357-3367
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Smithfield
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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