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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

Address: 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone Number: 757-229-2891
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Ranked #6 of 37 Attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Since 1715, Bruton Parish Church has served the spiritual needs of the Williamsburg community...
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Since 1715, Bruton Parish Church has served the spiritual needs of the Williamsburg community including the most famous American sons of colonial Virginia: Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

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McLean, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The building is simply beautiful inside. Members of the congregation are on hand to answer all questions. The walls are original. The last restoration was in 1936 and is period appropriate.

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MENOMONEE FALLS
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14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The history of religion is unique in this country as our forefathers came here to worship as they saw fit. That wasn't always true when we first started, but at this church, you can see where they sat. We have a family member who's family were some of the earliest settlers in this country and it was very cool to... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Sit where Thomas Jefferson sat during services and listened to sermons.Historic church and grave yard is beautiful.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Bruton Parish Church is a treasure with the pews of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other founding fathers. Beautifully preserved it provides a unique experience - you can actually sit where these honored figures sat. Amazing!

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Hyannis, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Attended Christmas morning service at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in the historic area of Willaimsburg. The church is simple and very beautiful with markers identifying pews belonging to historical figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, William & Mary deans...The music was lovely. Before the service began the minister welcomed us and told us how glad he was that we... More 

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Camarillo, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful historic Church! Venture in and ask questions. Church members are more than willing to tell you about this fabulous Church

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Newark, Delaware
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This church is beautiful. It is fully operating and not part of “Colonial Williamsburg,” so there is no price or ticket required to check it out. They also seem to have several events throughout the year for members of the community. Last weekend we enjoyed a chorale concert by the Davidson College Chorale as part of the “Candlelight Concert” series.... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The 300 year old church is such a wonderful setting for an organ concert. We enjoyed the candlelight concert the day after Christmas. But be warned...get there early as it is a popular free event in the historic area of Colonial Williamsburg. The line forms early.

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Durham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Heard a concert on the church's fabulous organ (more than 6000 stops). A little known fact: if you are attending a church function (service or concert), you are able to park on the street in front of the church. Normally Duke of Glouster St. is closed to traffic. But if you access it from the west side, you can drive... More 

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Hampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Bruton Parish Church, at the center of Duke of Gloucester St. in Colonial Williamsburg is a beautiful example of mid colonial era architecture. With its' soring ceilings and peaceful, simplistic decore one can just hear centuries of semons pronounced from the imposing pulpit.

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