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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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Raleigh, NC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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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16 helpful votes 16 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Took this tour with friends and would definitely take visitors there. Guides are members of the congregation and well able to answer questions about the history of Bruton parish and it's importance to the town.

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Detroit, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is still a functioning parish of the Episcopal Church, originally founded as Church of England; inviting, warm, and welcoming; some persons on tripadvisor are angry they were ejected after hours, or during a worship service. HELLO this is not a Museum, it is a Church! Respect should be shown to the place and to the worshipping community there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We liked this old church. Very pretty on the inside. Once we asked a question we learned a lot about the history. I don't think we would have learned anything unless we asked. They had a couple people standing there but they didn't engage us in conversation until we started it.

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