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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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History lesson, not to be missed.

Fabulous visit to this historic church and cemetary, with a great historian. Friendly, welcoming and extremely interesting/entertaining.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have driven by the sign for Historic St. Luke's Church many times but never stopped. On a whim, we recently decided to see it. The Church itself can't be seen from the road, so perhaps this is another reason we had not stopped before. Our tour greatly exceeded our expectations. Our tour guide, John Ericson, did... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fabulous visit to this historic church and cemetary, with a great historian. Friendly, welcoming and extremely interesting/entertaining.

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Silver Spring MD, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The tour was extremely informative. Gloria did a superb job. She provided useful and well-pointed information. She answered my questions beautifully. I highly recommend visiting Historic St. Luke's.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Most impressive and well guided tour. Thankful for the foresight of those who have maintained this historic place.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I've always enjoyed visiting St Luke's Church. My first visit was when I was 9 yrs old and in the 4th grade. I've been back several times since. Yesterday I visited St Luke's with my daughter and one of her friends. One reason for going was as an Historical field trip. We enjoyed the detail tour about the building itself... More 

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

Good Afternoon, Margarita R. 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. Students, teachers, and chaperones are always welcomed at Virginia's Oldest Church! It is so wonderful to read you had a pleasant return visit. Thank you for becoming part of the "Spirit of St.... More 

Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What a wonderful tour. Very informative and interesting details about the oldest church in Virginia, right here close by! We had the pleasure today to have with us, in the same tour, the great grandchildren (x 11) of Bridger...whose remains are buried in the church. It was their first time visiting, and just seeing them taking pictures with the grave... More 

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

Good Afternoon, Philena N Brad H. 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. It is so nice to read about your visit and bumping into Joseph Bridger descendants visiting. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our social media outlets, our official web... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

After visiting the town of Smithfield my wife and I decided to take a tour of historic St. Luke church. Tour guide Fred Hodges delivered an exceptionally detailed historic summary of the church history.

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Good Afternoon, Calvin C. 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 you enjoyed your visit to Historic St. Luke's and your tour with Fred Hodges, museum interpreter. Fred is a passionate and thoroughly-knowledgeable tour guide. Thank you for adding us on... More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Learned a lot about the history of St Luke's from Fred. He is very knowledgeable and really brought back the history of the 1600's.

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

Good Afternoon, Genie B. Thank you for your recent review on Historic St. Luke's Restoration, Inc., doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Fred Hodges, museum interpreter, is one of our best interpreters who is passionate about historical research and delivering superb customer service experiences. I invite you to follow us on Facebook, our social media... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Thank you for taking my father and I on the quick tour, even though we got there late. I meant so much to him. I really appreciate it

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

Good Morning, Teresa R. 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. Although our last, scheduled guided tour of the day is one-hour prior to closing, from time to time we are able to provide quick tours for those in need of such an experience.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great little unknown (to me) historic piece of Virginia history. Our tour guide, Fred Hodges, was very knowledgeable about the site and the history leading up to the building of this church. In knowing the events leading up to the building of the church made sense of what we were seeing. Thanks!

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

Good Morning. Sabra 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. So happy to read you enjoyed your visit and tour experience. Fred Hodges, Museum Interpreter, takes great pride in his historic research and guided tour presentations. I invite you to follow us on... More 

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