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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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Beauty and history

Historic St. Luke's Church is a gem. It's beautiful and full of history. No trip to the James River Plantations is complete without a visit to this American treasure.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Historic St. Luke's Church is a gem. It's beautiful and full of history. No trip to the James River Plantations is complete without a visit to this American treasure.

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Virginia Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Overall the site and museum shop are a worthwhile stop in any sightseeing trip to Isle of Wright and Smithfield, Virginia. The church sits on a well-maintained cemetery with noted persons from Smithfield interned there. The grounds are quiet, free to visit, and easily walked. To see the real jewel, a nominal fee is charged to gain a worthwhile guided... More 

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Springdale, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Truly enjoyed my tour of this well restored early American church. My guide, John Ericson, was very knowledgeable. His descriptions and the historic background he provided gave depth to this tour. I encourage you to tour St. Luke's Church if you are in the Smithfield, VA area.

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

Good Afternoon, MTColeman. 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 proud of all of our museum education department staff including John Ericson, education coordinator. They are a highly-dedicated group of researchers and interpreters. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Wouldn't have missed this for anything!! A must see in this area. Staff very knowledgeable which made the visit very interesting.

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

Good Morning, Janice B. 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 takes great pride in their dedication to research and providing an entertaining, guided tour experience. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our social media platforms, our official web... More 

Dover, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I attended a wedding in this church last week. I loved the serene, simple beauty of it. I wish I could have taken a guided tour and learned more of its' rich history.

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

Good Morning,SeaSeaBee. 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 proud to offer private event rental such as to the wedding you attended last week. If back in the area, I hope you will return and enjoy our world-class, 45-minute guided tour. I... More 

Schertz, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Took the family here and was so glad that I did. The tour was thorough, the price was right (free for AD military and 5 family), and the church and grounds were very nice. The cemetery is full of veterans of all American wars. Really enjoyed seeing and hearing one of the oldest church organ in North America. Will go... More 

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

Good Morning, Richard 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. I remember your family visiting last week and appreciate you including us on your vacation itinerary. As a proud member of the Blue Star Museum program whereby military members and dependants and welcome... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The grounds are gorgeous, the history is impressive and entertaining, and the guides are extremely knowledgeable. I learned much about colonial history and are by visiting.

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

Good Morning, nancy_daniels. 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. Thanks for visiting from nearby Virginia Beach, only about an hour away! It is so nice to read whenever someone appreciates the hard work of our landscape team and preservationists. The Education Department's museum... More 

Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This church is one of the monuments of the English experience in North America, and one of a number of important sites in Virginia south of the James River. It is the oldest church building still standing of the Anglican Church in America, and it has been marvelously preserved and restored over the years as each succeeding generation has come... More 

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

Good Afternoon, DWReynolds. 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. Your analysis is the most detailed we've ever enjoyed reading. We hope you will keep in touch with us. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our social media platforms, our official web... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Kudos to the staff for staying open late and accommodating a group of us on 18 July. I'm chagrined to say that I've lived in SE Virginia for decades, but only just now have discovered what a treasure St. Luke's is. Thanks to Fred for the superb, detailed and insightful tour and discussions - we all greatly enjoyed our visit,... More 

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

Good Afternoon, Clay K. 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 agree with you; HSL is a kittle known gem worth a visit! Many folks, like you, who live in Virginia have know idea our 17th-century treasure exists. Fred Hodges, Museum Interpreter, is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent tour and information. Fred was a great guide, and made the visit that much better! Tour was about 50 minutes, well worth the money and the time. Highly recommend setting this if visiting Smithfield.

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

Good Afternoon, Gomezr23. 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 you enjoyed your tour and visit at HSL. Fred Hodges, Museum Interpreter, is a great tour guide and valued member of our team. I invite you to follow us on... More 

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Additional Information about Historic St. Luke's Church

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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