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“Welcoming” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187
757-229-2891
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Williamsburg
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
Marden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Welcoming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We dropped by at the end of our day's tour and found this gem. As someone used to the more ornate churches of Europe this is an understated but beautiful place. The information on its past was readily available and explanations given by members of the congregation. The original family named boxes, with pews really create the historic feel. We went back to an organ recital which was atmospheric although the particular music choice was a bit esoteric. There are regular event events which all seem well supported

Visited October 2012
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Springfield, Virginia
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“Step Back into Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I always take time to stroll through the grave yard and peek into the church when I visit Williamsburg. They've closed off part of the graveyard (I guess to save the grass from being tracked to death), but it's still worth the visit.

Visited November 2011
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Williamsburg, VA
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“A spectacular Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This church has been there since our country began. Many of our forefathers went there, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The church is small, but very significant. The cemetery outside is also interesting, and has many graves from the battle of Williamsburg in the Civil War. (Although access to the cemetery has been restricted in the last couple of years)

You can't see this church without being moved, and thinking of all that has gone on there. If you are into history at all, you must make time to go through this church if you are in Williamsburg. You do not have to have a paid ticket to Colonial Williamsburg to go through the church, but if you are in the area, Colonial Williamsburg is certainly worth the price of the ticket. Since this is still a working church, access is sometimes limited because of weddings, burials and regular services.

Visited September 2012
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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“A history buff's dream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Beautiful and significant. Only those with a genuine appreciation for history are likely to enjoy this attraction. Be sure to stop in here while touring Colonial Williamsburg.

Visited October 2012
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Fullerton, California
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“A piece of American history.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

This is a must do if in Williamsburg. The church and graves are very old and pay tribute to those who came to America to build a new Country and the sacrifices that were made. You do not need to pay the Williamsburg admission and the church only asks for a kind donation of $1.00 to help in the restoration...which is currently in progress.

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