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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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Great attraction just outside of Smithfield Center.

We went to take pictures in and around the church,and found the tour guide, Leslie, to be very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Douglas L
That organ!

Enjoyed the tour of the church. We missed touring the cemetery because of rain, but the grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joyce C
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Greenville, South Carolina
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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 4 days ago

We went to take pictures in and around the church,and found the tour guide, Leslie, to be very knowledgeable and interesting which made the tour wonderful. So much history as other reviewers have noted. A very worthwhile experience.

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the tour of the church. We missed touring the cemetery because of rain, but the grounds were beautiful. The church has an extremely old organ that was a quite neat piece to learn about. Very interesting also learning how they are finding old pieces...More

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic St. Luke's Church, also known as Old Brick Church, is the oldest church in Virginia and the oldest in British North America of brick construction. Located at 14477 Benns Church Boulevard in Smithfield, Virginia, it was built in 1632 according to local tradition but...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This church was originally built by the colonists for the king, what history! It has been incredibly restored. The cemetery surrounding is beautiful. The guided tour was very educational, all questions welcome. Nice gift shop.More

Thank dinamo711
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, dinamo711. 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 am so glad to read you enjoyed your experience at Virginia's Oldest Church. I invite you to follow us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Greatly enjoyed the tour today. Nicole, the guide, was knowledgeable as well as engaging. It was evident that she loved what she was doing. Her students are indeed fortunate to have her as a history teacher. In addition to fielding all of our questions, she...More

Thank Karen R
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Karen R. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Nicole Lichty, Museum Interpreter, is a valuable and proud member of our Education Department. She is starting her first...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This structure from Colonial times has had quite a past. Church , decline, stable, re birth. Original. If in the area is it worth checking the open times. During the summer religious services are held there.More

Thank Vicky A
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Afternoon, Vicky A. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. Learn more about our latest tour based on new research and our national narrative and visit one of our...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

I have lived in the area for 19 years and just finally found this place thanks to Groupon!!! It was very interesting and our tour guide Fred was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and personable. The tour took over an hour and was filled with...More

Thank Gregg G
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Good Morning, Gregg 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. GroupOn is a valuable partner with HSL and a valuable resource for many of our guests. Fred Hodges, Museum...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

A great gem to visit. Easy parking, nice gift shop, and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Tour takes about 45 minutes as docent is very detailed and knowledgeable about history of property, furnishings, artifacts, grounds, and surrounding areas. We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and highly recommend it....More

Thank 2_4SXM
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Good Morning, 2_4SXM. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. It is so nice to read you enjoyed your tour experience and our knowledgeable staff. I invite you to follow...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Had a Groupon to visit this Historical site...was graciously accommodated by our tour guide, Leslie who was engaging and very friendly. The site was wonderful and the history very interesting. The cemetery grounds surrounding the church were equally fascinating and interesting. Ended the tour with...More

Thank 555dlm
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Good Morning, 555dlm. Thank you for your recent review of Historic St. Luke's Restoration, doing business as Historic St. Luke's Church, in Smithfield, Virginia, USA. GroupOn is a valuable partner with HSL and a valuable resource for many of our guests. Leslie Dunaway, Museum Interpreter,...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Historic St. Luke's Church is not an active church, it's a museum with hourly tours. Our visit was suggested by a docent at the old courthouse in Smithfield, a few miles up the road. Our tour guide, John, was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable on...More

Thank Robert R
Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Good Morning, Robert R. 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 friends at Historic Smithfield's 1750 Isle of Wight County Courthouse Museum in Downtown Smithfield and appreciate...More

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