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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to visit

I am from Smithfield Middle School and I thought it was really interesting to learn about the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
emmat0925
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Step Back In Time

Great tour with very interesting tour guide, quite knowledgeable with interesting details about the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JaniceBarber
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Visit Virginia's Oldest Church Building & Open Cemeteries in Smithfield, Virginia. Whether your interest is ancient cemeteries, 17th-century Virginian and Early American History, or architectural history, a visit to the Museum, "The Shop at The Old...more
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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I am from Smithfield Middle School and I thought it was really interesting to learn about the history there. I am pretty sure my ancestors had something to do with the st. Luke’s church! It was really cool to learn things about that place! It...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good Afternoon, emmat0925. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We enjoyed hosting you and your classmates last week. Our museum interpreters told me how much they enjoyed...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour with very interesting tour guide, quite knowledgeable with interesting details about the church and its history. Worth the visit .More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JaniceBarber
Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, JaniceBarber. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are proud to have shared the important stories of the early American pursuits toward religious freedom and...More

Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited and were given tour by very knowledgeable Tour guide. Church in spite of having no Congregation now, is very well maintained. It is historic and interesting to learn about . Beautiful structure and wonderful stain glass windows. Worth a trip. Then stop in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Good Afternoon, Bob. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are proud to have shared the important stories of the early American pursuits toward religious freedom and...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018

I pass this location almost daily and not until a few years ago did I finally visit. Definitely worth your time to stop, take a tour, and walk through the headstones. Wonderful tour guides doing their best to preserve a piece of HistoryMore

Date of experience: July 2018
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Good Afternoon, Mlanzalo. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. I am glad to read you took a chance and stopped by. Here at the Benn's Church Intersection,...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, John, an excellent speaker and presenter, provided an excellent, on site history of this historic church. We felt as if we had lived through a bit of local history that was a representative of our nation’s early development along with mirroring contemporary...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Good Afternoon, carrollshepherd. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. John Ericson, Museum Interpreter and Outreach Coordinator, is a valued member of our team and dedicated public historian....More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time learning about the history of the church building and it’s controversy over dating its construction. A great experience and a wonderful guide.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Good Afternoon, Fearless338759. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. John Ericson, Museum Interpreter and Outreach Coordinator, is a valued member of our team and dedicated public historian....More

Reviewed October 12, 2018

We've been coming to this part of Virginia for years mostly to Suffolk and Hampton and Newport News. Passing thru we decided this time to veer off to historic Smithfield. There is more to Smithfield then their famous hams. This gorgeous 18th century church is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Good Afternoon, Chinapjs. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are proud of Virginia's Oldest Church Building erected in the 17th century. Completed either 1632 (local legend...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018

We've lived in Chesapeake for 25 years but never took the time to visit St. Luke's. Being newly retired, there's finally time to explore and today was the perfect day for a tour. Maggie was very knowledgeable, and presented information in a way that kept...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Good Afternoon, Janet K. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Maggie Furey-Moore, Museum Interpreter, is a valued member of our team and dedicated public historian. We are...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Maggie gave us an awesome tour of this historic church. A very interesting and beautiful place. A must see if in the Smithfield area.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Good Morning, Leticia C. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Maggie Furey-Moore, Museum Interpreter, is a valued member of our team and dedicated public historian. We are...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The rich history of this beautiful church and it's grounds is absolutely amazing. The story alone is worthy of the trip. Seeing it in person just gives you warm feeling. You can't help but wonder just how many people have crossed that threshold.More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Good Afternoon, c4cusp. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are proud to have shared the important stories of the early American pursuits toward religious freedom and...More

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