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Lucketts is the easternmost of Loudoun’s rural historic villages, in the center of the Catoctin Rural Historic District, one of the state’s largest rural historic districts. Five historic properties and a Civil War battlefield within it are on the National Register of Historic Places, with more structures listed on the Virginia Register. The village straddles the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway (U.S. Route 15), which extends from the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania to Monticello in Virginia, the home of Thomas Jefferson. A 2014 architectural survey prepared for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources described the village as “a good example of a crossroads community that prospered during the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. The buildings in the district include fine examples of vernacular building forms and Queen Anne, Craftsman, and Shingle architectural styles."

The Lucketts Old Store, where Mrs. Luckett once served as postmistress, has been lovingly restored and now welcomes thousands of visitors hunting for antiques, home and garden decor. The Community Center, the former schoolhouse built in 1916 (on the National Register), houses child care services, classes, and celebrates (in 2024) 50 years of bluegrass concerts. The newer elementary school, volunteer firehouse and new firehouse, plus homes and a community park, round out the village.

The Lucketts Ruritan Club and the Lucketts Volunteer Fire Company are two citizen organizations based in the village.