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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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Worshipping in a very old church with beautiful liturgy, old-fashioned high backed pews, and communion was a special treat for a Sunday morning in Colonial Williamsburg. We liked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Worshipping in a very old church with beautiful liturgy, old-fashioned high backed pews, and communion was a special treat for a Sunday morning in Colonial Williamsburg. We liked the 9:15 a.m. service, and sat upstairs where we could see everything!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Bruton Parish church welcomes visitors, not only tourists but those who come to worship in an early 18th-century church.Be sure to notice the baptismal font which was brought from Jamestown when the colony's capital was moved from Jamestown to Williamsburg in 1699.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was very interesting; and walking in the church yard was calming. Explained most of the exhibits, but if you really want more information you should probably get on one of the tours. With small children we chose not to do so. Good place for a rest stop.

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Portland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A Fun time to step into history. The church is surrounded by a small cemetery of early, and later members. There are post cards available of the early church and you can leave a dollar or two donation to keep the church open for visitors. Church members volunteer their time to let the visits take place.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is great to be in the same place of worship as Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, my family from out of town also enjoy visiting Colonial Williamsburg because of the history.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just the idea of being in a church building which is used by an active congregation and has existed before the United States became the United States is awesome!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The church was clean and charming but not grand. Worth paying a visit if you're in colonial Williamsburg.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Finally timed our arrival between services on a Sunday morning, so we didn't feel like we were intruding. The ushers were more than welcoming, and if we had had more time, we would have stayed for a service. Aside from the magnificent architechture, it was pretty inspiring seeing pew boxes with names like Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and such.

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St.Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Most amazing step back in our history! Knowledgable and friendly staff, pews labelled with the giants of our early history.

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

After 300 years of co-habitation in Williamsburg, Bruton Episcopal got together with First Baptist for an outstanding choral concert in this fine colonial church in the center of the historic district on Duke of Gloucester Street. I'll probably need a chiropractor after sitting in the straight-up pews for a couple of hours! This is a classic church restored in the... More 

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