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St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum

14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
+1 757-357-3367
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Family ancestry visit and learned so much more!

Our family did a tour today to visit the church connected to an ancestor. Thanks to our engaging... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CPG_54
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Southampton, Canada
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Beautiful old church with historic organ

Another interesting day learning how to safely clean old delicate gravestones. Young couples with... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Xanthid11
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Norfolk, 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 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.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family did a tour today to visit the church connected to an ancestor. Thanks to our engaging and very informative guide, John Erickson, we learned so much about the church, this region of Virginia and American history. If you’re looking for an authentic slice...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Afternoon, CPG_54. 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 excited that you connected with your ancestor's church. We are proud to have shared the important...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Another interesting day learning how to safely clean old delicate gravestones. Young couples with children, older retired folks, teens - all working together for the love of history.More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Good Afternoon, Xanthid11. 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. Thank you for your continued volunteer support with our Cemetery Preservation Workshops. We are also proud to have...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the church on our ancestry trip from Texas. We enjoyed a very informative tour of the grounds and building. We had also seen the church at Jamestown that utilized many of the aspects of St. Luke's in the reconstruction. It...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Afternoon, Robert T.. 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. Thank you for visiting Virginia's Oldest Church and locating an ancestor's grave site. We are proud to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My uncle got married in this church in the first weekend in June. Beautiful church and grounds. Very hot that day, but much cooler inside. Perfect place to get married!More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Megan M. 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 so pleased you enjoyed your uncle's wedding. We are proud to have shared the important...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting Smithfield, we found our way to this historic church not expecting such an in-depth, interesting hour-long tour that covered many issues the early English settlers faced in Virginia. Excellent, well-informed guide made this a great stop! Be sure to take time to enjoy the...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, VASAFARI. 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. Be sure to reserve your seat now for John Ericson's upcoming lecture on "Religion and the American Revolution"...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Memorial Day weekend. John was our tour guide. Thanks to him we know more about not only this church but also the colonial times in Virginia. The church is said to be the oldest church building in Virginia. It church was restored...More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Morning, Iwona D. 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 gives a fabulous tour. Be sure to reserve your seat now for his upcoming lecture...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is gorgeous with so much history. John gave us an amazing tour. It’s well worth the hour plus that it takes to go through the tour. It’s certainly a piece of history that we should learn about.More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, Joann 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. John Ericson gives a fabulous tour. Be sure to reserve your seat now for his upcoming lecture...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The restoration of the church and grounds is beautiful. Enjoyed the tour for the most part. Tour guide seemed to focus on his own political and religious views and comments rather than simply the history of the church, the area, and religion of the day....More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, Vacationinggurus. 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, public historian, outreach coordinator, and museum interpreter gives a fabulous tour. Be sure to reserve your...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Places like these are treasures of our history and heritage as Americans. We really enjoyed the tour and seeing the oldest organ in the US as well.More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, Jake L. 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 gives a fabulous tour. Be sure to reserve your seat now for his upcoming lecture...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

We went up for part of the lecture series the site hosts. The lecture was fantastic. The tour was excellent. The staff was all very friendly. They truly encourage volunteers! The facilities were clean.More

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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good Morning, NCDavid33. 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. Thank you for attending our Academic Lecture on "Build That Wall:...". John Ericson is part of our public...More

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