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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187
757-229-2891
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Ranked #2 of 51 attractions in Williamsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Owner description: Since 1715, Bruton Parish Church has served the spiritual needs of the Williamsburg community including the most famous American sons of colonial... more » 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. « less
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Olathe, Kansas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Knowledgeable, friendly staff ready to answer any of your questions during the tourand invite you to upcoming services as well.

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A great church with a great history. You can tour the church without buying tickets for Colonial Williamsburg although the church is in the midst of it all. They only request a dollar per person. Church is still used as a church today. Some members and staff of church on premises for answering question s, and there are many old... More

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

The church resides amongst character actors playing out revolutionary life, but it is not part of the drama. Staffed by locals, evident in their lot country drawls, it's a functioning church. Having seen similar in Boston and New York, it's worth the visit if for no other reason than to know you're in the footsteps of founding fathers.

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Raleigh, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The historic church is especially beautiful in the morning sun during the services. There is nothing like the feeling of singing old hymns on a Sunday morning, knowing that such important people had done exactly the same thing in the same place as those who dreamed about and fought for our independence.

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st. louis, mo
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Excellent volunteer guides enhance this historic and atmospheric center of worship. centrally located, it has clearly been well tended.

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Glendale, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a lovely historic church. would like to have walked through the graveyard, but it is fenced off.

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Bismarck, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

in my opinion, if there is a must see place in Williamsburg, it is Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. When you walk in, please remove your hat. As you are walking up the aisle, look at the pews to the left and right of you. You will notice little plaques on each ones with the names of founding fathers and other... More

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Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is another must see building in Colonial Williamsburg. Be sure you remove your hat when you enter, and immediately look toward the plaques along the pews. You'll notice some very famous names from the American Revolution. These notables had pews reserved specifically for them in this church. Take time to speak with some of the tour guides, they can... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Loved the old cemetery was very maintained. There were ladies from the parish in the church answering questions. They knew many trivia facts about the church.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped in the church while touring Williamsburg. It is a beautiful space with knowledgeable volunteers. They ask for donations at the door, it is well worth it. I loved the booths the pews are in, I've never seen a set up like that before.

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