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Address: 14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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+1 757-357-3367
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Visit Virginia's Oldest Church in Smithfield, Virginia. Whether your...

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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This was the best tour we took on a recent trip to Virginia over Thanksgiving. John gave a wonderful tour of the Church and provided additional information about religion and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Trabuco Canyon, California, United States
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Trabuco Canyon, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best tour we took on a recent trip to Virginia over Thanksgiving. John gave a wonderful tour of the Church and provided additional information about religion and settlement of the surrounding area.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, MIchelle 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. We are so glad to read you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Holiday tour with John Ericson, museum interpreter. John takes great pride in his research and sharing that knowledge with visitors like you. I invite... More 

Paoli, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Once in a while I drive the three hundred miles from Pennsylvania to Williamsburg, VA. Of course, my Colony's notion of religion, relative to Virginia's, was as different as night and day. When in the Tidewater area, a person interested in history, (any or all of it) should visit this unique building. Thank you, John and Collin, for a very... More 

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Morning, GW049. 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 venturing South of the James while visiting the Historic Triangle as so many other visitors have done and continue to do. I invite you to follow us on social media, our official... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

John gives an excellent tour of the facilities and is quite knowledgable of the building's place in the early history of religious freedom in America. It is a real piece of colonial history. The gift shop has many special items many local, not the usual tourist throw-away items.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Morning, 150cmo. 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 your kind comments on museum interpreter John Ericson's guided tour and the eclectic boutique gift shop. It is nice to read you found John's tour inspirational and a reflection of American Colonial History... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful learned a lot of history. John was very good w his talk. If your near by I would go and check it out

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good afternoon, Kim T. 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 that you enjoyed the guided tour provided by John Ericson, museum interpreter. I invite you to follow us on social media, our official web site, Facebook, and subscribe to... More 

Aberdeen, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I visited this lovely church when we visited Williamsburg. The tour that John gave, telling the long history of this historic church was really interesting and well worth it.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, Helen T. 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 that you enjoyed the tour of our historic site and museum. Museum interpreter John Ericson has a passion and deep knowledge of our history. I invite you to... More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My wife and I, retired academics, agree that today's visit to St. Luke's involved the best historic tour we've experienced. Besides being knowledgeable about church, building, and regional history our guide was cordial and quick with clear answers to questions. Most impressive was John's balanced discussion of the church's dating controversy. The restored building and grounds themselves are lovely.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, ParkerEnglish. 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 pleased to read that you enjoyed your tour with museum interpreter John Ericson. Your feedback is of great value to us as we continue to improve our tour for all visitors to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Recently stopped by the Historic St. Luke's Church for a tour on Thanksgiving eve. Our tour guide, Leslie D. was first class. She gave us a very informative tour of the church and we were not rushed when asking questions and taking pictures of the church. Our tour guide knew quite about the church and thoroughly enjoyed telling us about... More 

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good morning, Hockey_FanPA. 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 that you enjoyed Leslie Dunaway's, museum interpreter, tour of our rare, 17th-century historic site. Sometimes when we are slower with visitors we afford guests the opportunity to enjoy a... More 

Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Took a lovely drive to Smithfield to visit the Historic St. Luke's Church. The church is indeed unique in many ways, and John, our fantastic tour guide, really brought it and its history, architecture and furnishings to life. While your in town, stop at The Wharf Brewing Company for lunch. You will not be disappointed. We will definitely come back!

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, spatch26. 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 that you enjoyed museum interpreter John Ericson's guided tour of the ancient church building. We also love Wharf Hill Brewing Company! Glad the entire Smithfield experience is a great... More 

Naugatuck, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Wonderfully preserved church from the 1600's. Seeing what it was like to worship and live in this time period was humbling. Well preserved. Our tour guide was very well versed in the history of the church and of the graveyard surrounding it.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Huskies74. 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 proud to read you enjoyed your tour experience at Virginia's Oldest Church. I hope you will revisit during one of our many special events throughout the year. I invite you to follow... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great find! The Old Brick Church was awe inspiring and a symbol of our religious freedoms. John was a great tour guide, knowledgeable and entertaining enough to keep my young teens engaged as well. Well worth the stop.

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Todd B, Manager at Historic St. Luke's Church, responded to this review

Good Morning, Mike 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. We appreciate your kind comments and finding Virginia's Oldest Church. I invite you to follow us on social media, our official web site and Facebook pages, and subscribe to receive our FREE monthly eNewsletter... More 

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