How to Choose a Cemetery

St. Luke's Historic Church & Museum cemetery columbarium

Selecting your final resting place brings comfort and a sense of peace; not just for you, but for your loved ones as well. Cemeteries are places for remembrance and quiet contemplation, and you’ll want to choose a place that resonates with you. At St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum Cemetery, we have several burial options to suit any need, family size, or budget. Complimentary access to our church for funerals and memorial services is included with any cemetery part selection. Each option is also backed by our Perpetual Care pledge: our commitment to preserving, protecting, and maintaining the land, landmarks, cemetery plots—all that is entrusted to our care. 


Our Ancient Cemetery is perfect for those wanting to leave their mark alongside history. Directly adjacent to the Old Brick Church,” limited spaces are available for new burials alongside our oldest plots. A walk along the brick path through these hallowed grounds is inspirational, as you take in centuries-old architecture and gravesites.


Across the ponds from the church is our Memorial Park Cemetery. This is a perfect option for single burials, as well as those looking to reserve a larger family plot. There is plenty of beautiful, open space for you and your family for many generations to come.


In our Memorial Park Cemetery, we also have options for cremations: our Memorial Park Urn Garden and our Columbarium. The Urn Garden is a special area reserved for underground interments, with options for headstones above the plots. The Columbarium is an elegant brick-and-mortar remembrance wall, with single and companion niches available.


The best way to decide which choice is right for you and your family is by planning a visit. We’re located in picturesque Smithfield, Virginia—centrally located, and just a short day trip from Williamsburg, Norfolk, Suffolk, or Virginia Beach. You don’t need to know someone buried here to tour the Cemetery grounds for free. All are welcome.

While you’re here, you’ll experience the natural beauty of Historic St. Luke’s firsthand, and can take a guided tour to learn more about the church’s storied past, spanning over 400 years. We look forward to your visit.

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