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“Amazing Stained Glass”

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Smithfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 Brick Church", and 43-acres of grounds is a must thing to do while in the Greater Williamsburg and Coastal Virginia regions. St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum is operated and owned by Historic St. Luke's Restoration, and is a fully-tax deductible, 501(c)3 education-based, non-profit organization.
Reviewed January 2, 2016

The stained glass here is beautiful! Built in 1632 the history of the church is very interesting. They also, have a nice gift shop with local items.

Thank MissVA2006
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Todd B, Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2016

Good Morning, MissVA2006.

Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. We are so glad to read you love HSL. I invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on social media and our official web site, and subscribe to receive our monthly FREE eNewsletter full of historical articles, upcoming events announcements, and the latest in historic preservation goings on.

Sincerely,

Todd Ballance
Executive Director
HSLR

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Reviewed December 29, 2015

It's the oldest Anglican church in this country and is near Jamestown. It has been very well preserved. The tour is very informative.

Thank Isaac C
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Todd B, Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Good Morning, Isaac C.

Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia USA. We are so glad to read you visited our National Historic Landmark and Virginia's Oldest Church - a shining example of historic preservation. I invite you to like our Facebook page, follow us on social media and our official web site, and subscribe to receive our FREE monthly eNewsletter full of historical articles, upcoming event announcements, and the latest in historic preservation goings on. See you in 2016 at one of our many special events!

Sincerely,

Todd Ballance
Executive Director
HSLR

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Reviewed December 29, 2015

We took the family to visit this significant piece of history in our own backyard. There's lots of history in this area but this location feels very authentic. Unlike other historic attractions, its doesn't feel overly commercialized. Our Museum Interpreter, Molly, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Rob U
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Todd B, Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2015

Good Morning, Rob U.

Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia USA. As a local resident we truly appreciate you taking time to explore the treasures around you. The staff, board, and volunteers here at Historic St. Luke's take a great deal of pride in the quality of the preservation of the grounds and buildings, artifacts, and stories that make our National Historic Landmark and Virginia's Oldest Church a shining example of historic preservation. Molly Steele, museum interpreter, is a valued member of the Education Department - we are glad you agree! I invite you to like our Facebook page, follow us on social media and our official web site, and subscribe to receive our FREE monthly eNewsletter full of historical articles, upcoming event announcements, and the latest in historic preservation goings on. See you in 2016 at one of our many special events!

Sincerely,

Todd Ballance
Executive Director
HSLR

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Reviewed December 27, 2015

My son took his 2 children and myself to take the tour at St. Luke's Church. It was very interesting. I loved the stain glass that has been put in the Church. Molly did a great job of giving us the history of the church. I found out that Joseph Bridger, the founder is actually an ancestor of a friend of mine, which was also very interesting.

Thank JCUmph
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Todd B, Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2015

Good Afternoon, JCUmph.

Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia USA. Many visitors also love the stained glass. Molly Steele, museum interpreter, provides guests with a world class guided tour. We are glad to read you agree! I invite you to like us on Facebook and follow us on our social media platforms, our official web site, and subscribe to receive our FREE monthly eNewsletter full of historical articles, upcoming special event announcements, and the latest in historic preservation goings on. See you again soon!

Happy New Year's!

Sincerely,

Todd Ballance
Executive Director
HSLR

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Reviewed December 26, 2015

What a wonderful tour! Molly did a spectacular job talking about the church history. We are so glad we stopped in...definitely worth it. Will be taking friends and family here.

Thank DaleF16
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Todd B, Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2015

Good Afternoon, DaleF16.

Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia USA. We are so glad to read you enjoyed Molly Steele's tour. She is a cherished member of our education department team. I invite you to like us on Facebook and follow us on our social media platforms, our official web site, and subscribe to receive our FREE monthly eNewsletter full of historical articles, upcoming special event announcements, and the latest in historic preservation goings on. See you again soon!

Happy New Year's!

Sincerely,

Todd Ballance
Executive Director
HSLR

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