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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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John gave an excellent tour

The church is gorgeous with so much history. John gave us an amazing tour. It’s well worth the hour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joann K
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Beautiful Restoration

The restoration of the church and grounds is beautiful. Enjoyed the tour for the most part. Tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vacationinggurus
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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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“our tour guide” (48 reviews)
“wonderful tour” (18 reviews)
“gift shop” (30 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14477 Benns Church Blvd, Smithfield, VA 23430-6155
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+1 757-357-3367
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Joann K
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jake L
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 yesterday

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Churches and Cemeteries are fascinating places. They are excellent sources of 'Who's Who' and what did they do before their life came to an end. Having a knowledgeable tour guide can bring the gravestones back to life with gripping stories. St Lukes Church and...More

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

Good Morning, 510dele. 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 on...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John Ericson was an excellent tour guide. Virginia is steeped in history and St. Luke's is a perfect example. John was very well informed about the history of the building and the religious history of the early settlers as well. The tour is well worth...More

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

Good Morning, gottaplayusa. 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 on...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I was expecting an average tour, but I did not get that. I got an exceptional tour instead. Great place to see. It is unlike any other church you will visit.More

Thank JohnBCowgill
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Todd B, General Manager at St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Good Morning, JohnBCowgill. 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 on...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth your time and the small admission fee Learn some wonderful history and see a beautiful placeMore

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

Good Morning, Stayorgo7. 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 on...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

John have one of the best tours I have ever had. We have been in this area many times but this is our first tour here. FASCINATINGMore

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

Good Morning, mwwpt68. 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 on...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you come to Smithfield you must visit this beautiful historic treasure! Knowledgeable staff to answer your questions!More

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Good Morning, Margo23430. 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 on...More

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