Cemetery Planning


Have You and Your Family Made Plans?

Most Americans, especially those over the age of 50, have discussed their wishes with loved ones and friends. Many have even made plans. Some have chosen their final resting place. Have you made plans for yourself and your family?

Selecting the location for your burial or interment is important. How do you even begin to make such a choice? Where do you obtain information to make an informed decision?

By planning now, you can save your loved ones time and money in the future.

It’s never too soon to start planning for the future. As you’re considering things like life insurance and a will, we encourage you to think about your legacy and how you wanted to be memorialized in perpetuity.

Fred Hodges, Sales & Services Manager at St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum, is available for consultation to provide information and guidance in the process in choosing your final destination.

Contact Fred Today.

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Become Part of History

St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum is home to Virginia’s oldest open cemetery. With the oldest marked grave dated 1767 and numerous unmarked graves nestled by the ancient church building, St. Luke’s cemeteries began as a church graveyard after the church was built in the late 17th Century. Memorial stones surround the building to adorn the existing landscape of the sacred grounds.

Today, the hallowed grounds give witness to lives and memories of generations past. All are welcome to tour our grounds, walk the serene landscape, and enjoy the peaceful natural environment. Many come to visit loved ones and ancestors. The carefully maintained cemetery is a testament to our pledge of perpetual care–that we will always care for this place. Our rich history spans four centuries. Yet, our history is not complete. We may be Virginia’s Oldest Cemetery, but there remains room for you to “Become Part of History”.

Note: Our cemetery is open to people of all faiths, creeds and nationalities. Affiliation with our organization is not a requirement for purchase.

New Plots at Glebe Hill

Thirty burial spaces have recently been identified outside the entrance to the ancient church building. We refer to this section as “Glebe Hill,” because the spaces were discovered in a 2023 archeological investigation searching for the foundation of the church house. A church house was also known in the 17th century as a “glebe,” or commonly referred to in modern times as a parsonage. In other words, a house in which the minister of a church could live along with and land to work for food and income. Our 1683 deed mentions the previous existence of that church house. (While we did not find the foundation of the glebe, we have named this section in honor of our search.)




Located in close proximity to the “Old Brick Church,” these lots offer a beautiful view of the south side of the church. In addition, stately trees and impressive memorial markers announce the permanent memorial of all who are buried here. Because of their location and limited availability, these spaces are offered at our premium price.


Located across the ponds to the north of the “Old Brick Church,” St. Luke’s Memorial Park began the sale of burial lots around 1930. The expansive grounds offer a variety of individual and multiple space lots to accommodate a single burial or a large family plot.


For Cremation Urn(s) - Maximum of 2 Per Space


St. Luke’s Memorial Park also offers a Columbarium Wall with niches for cremated remains. The columbarium niches sell as a single or a companion niche. Pricing includes opening and closing services, the appropriate urn(s), and memorial marker(s).

For more information including current availability, please contact:

Fred Hodges, Sales & Services Manager, at (757) 357-3367 or via email at [email protected].



Contact Fred today, and plan a visit to St. Luke’s.

Inquire about a particular date and time to discuss your needs.

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St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum would be honored to schedule the church building for a two-hour rental for a funeral service. Special pricing available for those to be interred in our cemetery.