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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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Address: 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone Number: 757-229-2891
Description: Since 1715, Bruton Parish Church has served the spiritual needs of the...
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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300+ year old church building!

This is where many of the earliest delegates came to worship: Patrick Henry, George Washington, etc... The names are on the pews, but we were told that it is not known where... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Suffolk, Virginia
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Suffolk, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is where many of the earliest delegates came to worship: Patrick Henry, George Washington, etc... The names are on the pews, but we were told that it is not known where anybody actually sat. The inside is beautifully restored. The outside is completely original. They do suggest/accept a $1 per person donation in a box by the door.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This church located in the middle of Historic Williamsburg is worth a visit inside. The pews , the furnishings and the candlelabra are magnificent. The docents are very informative. The weekly evening concerts are worth a stop - and are mostly free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the service. The friendly gentleman we shared our pew with was very informative. He was a regular attendee. He explained the slave balconies and the family pew system. We sat across from Jefferson's family pew. The restoration of the building was beautifully done.

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Bay Shore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We always tour Bruton Parish church on our visits to Williamsburg. Seeing the names of our founding fathers listed there who attended services there is just awesome to see. Very knowledgeable people who do the tours. If you can, try and get a chance to attend a candlelight concert there. Very beautiful.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Authentic building where Washington, Jefferson, Tyler and John Marshall worshiped. A truly moving experience with excellent guides provides a truly memorable Colonial "step back" in time.

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cincinnati, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Although located in the middle of Colonial Williamsburg and whose pastor in the early 20th century was the founding force behind the restoration of CW, the church continues to be a fully functioning place of worship, not owned or operated by CW, and celebrating it's 300th anniversary this year. Tours are given daily explaining the history of the church, how... More 

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Lascassas, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

To visit a church this old that is still functioning was very interesting and to walk where our fore fathers walked was so amazing to me! Some of their names are on gold plates and attached at the end of the pews!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We enjoyed a little quiet, AC cooled time in this church. The hostess was lovely and we gladly donated to the preservation fund and shopped at their little store just down the street.

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My parish away from home. Great music, mid day prayer and the historical men and women who sat in those pews is worth a visit. Make sure to donate. See an evening concert. A gem in the ECUSA.

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A beautiful parish church just a short walk from the Governor's Palace. We happened by at 11:50 and stayed for the noon church service - it was a lovely and restful interlude to our busy day. The Parish representative gave a nice talk after services - he acquainted us with the building, furnishings and long history of the church. Even... More 

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