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Historic St. Luke's Church

14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
+1 757-357-3367
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My favorite part of the history lesson given while sitting in the church

If you love history then this is the place to go! Very interactive and informative. Family friendly... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Aya B
Were not able to go in so......

We did not have 30 minutes to wait for the next guided tour, however fro the outside it is nicely... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Sharon C
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Weems, VA
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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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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

If you love history then this is the place to go! Very interactive and informative. Family friendly field trip everyone will enjoy.More

Thank Aya B
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Aya B. 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 appreciate you mentioning the tour experience as family friendly. I invite you to follow us on social media,...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

We did not have 30 minutes to wait for the next guided tour, however fro the outside it is nicely maintained and the history is there to absorb. Nice gift shop.More

Thank Sharon C
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Sharon 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. Sorry to read you didn't have enough time to enjoy our award-winning, 45-minute guided tour that begins at the...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Great visit. Our visit was so nice made even more so by our very knowledge guide John. Hearing the historic organ being played gave me chills!More

Thank Gene B
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Gene B. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. John Ericson, museum interpreter, conducts a magnificent tour; so glad you agree with us! The oldest English Chamber Organ...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

This a beautiful place to go. You can learn a lot of history about it and the tour guides seem to be experts on the subject. It is fun to learn how it was built and who influenced the building o the church. I went...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Tiffany E. 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 love our school field trip guests, and we are so glad to read you enjoyed the tour. I...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

I visited St. Luke's Church a few weeks ago while visiting family on the Peninsula. The church is a must see for anyone who loves history or architecture. John gave an amazing tour - very informative and fun. The most impressive item in the church...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Karen S. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. John Ericson, museum interpreter, conducts a magnificent tour; so glad you agree with us! The oldest English Chamber Organ...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This place has so much history. It is very beautiful and peaceful. The church is absolutely amazing. Our tour guide, Mrs. Leslie D. was awesome! She knew the history and she was very sweet. She engaged my sons and made them interested in learning. She...More

Thank Mercy Q
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Mercedes Q. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Mrs. Leslie Dunaway, museum interpreter, is a passionate lady who loves to provide world-class experiences for all of our...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great tour. Learned a ton of interesting information on the history of the area and the structures on the grounds. Our tour guide, John, was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. He made the tour interesting and fun, while emphasizing the importance of remembering the...More

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Good Afternoon, LisaMarshall23454. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Mr. John Ericson, Museum Interpreter, is a treasure-trove of historical research and perspective. Much like how Virginia's Oldest Church is...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

Visited on a Saturday morning with my United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter. Received much useful information on the cleaning and preservation of headstones. The cemetery is beautiful and well maintained. The church is ornate, well preserved, and used for various functions including concerts and...More

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Thank Karen G
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Karen G. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. I see that you rated HSLR 3 of 5 stars. I deeply appreciate your honesty in reviewing our site....More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Excellent tour. Much more than we expected. Personal attention. Our guide clearly enjoyed speaking about the church's history. Lots of little "wows".More

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Thank Jennifer M
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Jennifer M. 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 hear that a lot from guests, "Much more than we expected". I hope others like you give us...More

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Our tour guide Rachael had done incredible research into the archives and history of St Luke's Church. The church was supposedly built in circa 1632 but according to testing of original pieces of the church it was probably more like 1680. However it has been...More

Thank Gary K
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2017

Good Afternoon, Gary K. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Thank you for your kind words about your experience with Rachel Popp, Education Coordinator. We appreciate your recommendation to...More

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