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“historic treasure”

Historic St. Luke's Church
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Smithfield
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Owner description: 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.
yorktown virginia
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178 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“historic treasure”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

this place is a must-see for all Virginians--and for others as well
The history of this place is fantastic! The oldest brick church in America--and its charming location makes it a great respite from the surrounding bric-a-brac development---thank you for keeping this place pristine

Visited September 2012
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Historic and well preserved”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Lovely setting. This church is small but looks just like you'd imagine a church would have looked back when our great nation was starting out.

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Shenadoah Valley, Virginia
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Thorougly enjoyed this historic church.”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Wonderful guided tour for a small fee. Outstanding tour of this well kept gothic building. the entrance had a door within a door. the ceiling looked like inside a huge upside down nordic ship. The colors of the stained class windows were very rich. They played a tape of the doxology played on a very unique organ. Wonderful. Also great stories about the surrounding cemetary area.

Visited September 2012
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lots of interesting history!”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had a very knowledgeable guide who shared plenty of interesting facts and tidbits. The grounds are lovely and it is great to see something so well preserved.

Visited September 2012
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Canton, Michigan
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149 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“oh ancient of days”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

this was a great historical tour with lots of information, great building and grounds. Just happened to be touring with the 10th generation grandson of the founder of the church...made for interesting and reverent visit. Beautiful windows. $5. in an easy location but no signs to find it.....

Visited September 2012
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