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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187
757-229-2891
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Ranked #3 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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North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

the docent on duty was so helpful with information. no complaints. Enjoyed hearing about who attended over the course of history, where they sat, who is buried in the cemetery.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were amazed at this little church. One of the parishioners was the tour guide and gave an informative and humorous talk. The church is old but still in use. It was a great place to visit.

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micmacd711
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I love old churches and graveyards and this one was small but lovely. The inside of the church was beautiful and very interesting to see who sat in the pews etc. The graveyard is blocked off so you can only walk the perimeter but its still very interesting.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Bruton Parish is still active today with more than 1400 members. It's a lovey church that sits right in the center of Colonial Williamsburg, surrounded by its centuries-old cemetery.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Tall pews, candle chandeliers, beautiful church steeped with history. Visitors can almost see Patrick Henry or George Washington walking the aisles. A must-see stop at Colonial Williamsburg, especially at night!

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great way to experience this amazing piece of history is to attend a Sunday service. It was wonderful witness a service just a few pews back from were General Washington sat hundreds of years ago. Plus the cemetery around the church is beautiful to stroll through.

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Prattville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We worshiped at the church on a Sunday afternoon. The people were very kind and the service was inspiring. It was high church at it's best. I would highly recommend attending the services to get a feel of what it was like in the day. We sat where George Washington worshiped. A overall great experience.

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Nottingham, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The structure is old and get still active as services continue to be held here on a regular basis. Very interesting observing the old church!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Nothing special. Typical historical church. Had a podium gifted from one of the president's (now I can't remember which one), but if you have seen a church, you have seen this one as well. Unlike Rome, just a tiny little church.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We did the evening ghost tour of Colonial Williamsburg. My suggestion is go in the daytime and see all you can see then do the evening thing then you will know what they are describing while walking the ghost tour. It was fun, but long that was the only thing wrong with it. Very educational.

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