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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187
757-229-2891
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Ranked #4 of 51 attractions in Williamsburg
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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Franklin, in
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I was blessed to be able to listen to one of the women of the church tell us some of the history. She was very interesting, and knowledgeable of the church and the important role the church and minister had for that area. I loved it!

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mattpoisett
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60 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The docent explained the history and the way of prayer. A great place to visit in the downtown area.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I decided to pop in to see the Church one afternoon, just like many others were doing. As the other people browsing around started to leave I was approached by a man who asked if I'd be attending the service that afternoon and when I replied, "No", he said, "Well, you have one minute to get out"... More

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Wilton, California
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314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This parish came about from a merging of smaller parishes dating back to 1633, formed here in 1674. As the capital grew in Williamsburg and William and Mary College grew this building was built in 1715 and has been a functioning parish since that time. I was thrilled to see it isn't elaborate and gaudy but functional with its purpose... More

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Beautiful church with significant history. Lots of people on site to answer questions. The church is open to the public and has quite a cemetery on site too. Many of the graves are in the actual foundation of the church and you can see their grave markers on the floor...very interesting. The history of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are... More

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Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a very historic church located on the edge of Colonial Williamsburg. The church staff provides tours and has very interesting details to share.

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Whenever I go to Williamsburg I make it a point to stop by this beautiful church. There are always parish members who make the visit so informative.

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Hartford, CT
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We visited here on our recent trip. The church is nice, but the highlight of the visit were the discussions with the parish members who were staffing the church. So many interesting facts!

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tullahoma, tn
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Bruton Parish Church is an especially nice place for a visit. A couple (or more) times a week they have recitals at the church, ranging from organ, piano, harps, harpsicords, all different age groups. They are night recitals, and are all open to the public and no charge. A great thing to take advantage of. The inside of the church... More

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Somers, NY
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I have an ancestor buried in the churchyard, so this place has special meaning to me. The architecture, both inside and out, is exceptional: restrained, simple, very beautiful. This church traces the history of colonial, early American, and Civil War Virginia. It is also still an active parish, with church members serving as guides for visitors. Be sure to visit... More

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