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Historic St. Luke's Church

14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430
(757) 357-3367
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Ranked #4 of 10 attractions in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Richmond, Virginia
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198 reviews 198 reviews
35 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We stopped by for a visit upon the recommendation from the Smithfield Visitors Center. We were in somewhat of a hurry so we turned down the personal tour offered in the gift shop, which was $5 each, but when we got to the church it was locked but we did tour the grounds and the outside of the church, very... More

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Maryland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
18 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I have been to churches across the world and this is the only church that required an admission fee: if you don't pay you don't see the inside of the church: paying to go into God's house is really something incomprehensible. My husband paid to see the inside of the church and it is gorgeous. The guide was a dingbat... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the church come alive as he talked about it . The organ was spectacular to view along with other items in the church. A must see if you are in the area or maybe a special trip to make when you have the time to spend and enjoy without being in a... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We didn't tour the inside of the church (there is a fee, but it is nominal). We just felt we had seen lots of beautiful churches so just enjoyed walking around the grounds (which was free to do). Lots of old headstones in a beautiful setting.

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