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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
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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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This church is within the boundaries of Colonial Williamsburg, but is still a functioning church. Members are present to give the history of the church and answer questions for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is within the boundaries of Colonial Williamsburg, but is still a functioning church. Members are present to give the history of the church and answer questions for free, though a donation of $1 a person is requested (and honestly, well worth it). The church is beautiful, as are it's grounds and graveyard. Well worth a stop if you... More 

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Herndon, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In Colonial Williamsburg, actual building still having Sunday services. Elderly gentleman provided information including choir and organ.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This church is still an active parish, which is interesting to think about. The volunteers at the church are very knowledgeable. 4 presidents worshiped at this church.

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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to be allowed in the noon "mini-service" on a week day ,afterwards we were given a lesson on the history of the church. we loved it so much we went to their 7:30 am Sunday service. Everyone is so welcoming and kind, thank you Bruton Parish.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Knowledgeable guide provided historical tour of church and returned for organ concert by candlelight. Romantic. Explore feeling of traveling back to colonial religious days!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bruton Parish is where Washington, jefferson and Patrick Henry worshipped. It is alocal tereasure and a fine architectural representation of early 18th century architecture.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing to see a church dating to the late 17th-early 18th century still in regular use. Very interesting to see the pews where Washington, Jefferson, and other founding fathers sat to pray. There are also many very old graves in the churchyard if you enjoy old cemeteries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not part of the tour for Colonial Williamsburg as it is privately owned. They do give you a short history of the church for free, but welcome donations. It was interesting to find out that the church bell was made where the liberty bell was made, no cracks in this one though.

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Purcellville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely church in the heart of town. The guide was exceptional with regard to history! You've not seen a church like this one before! Definelty pop in and see history. ... Read the name plates on the pews and let your imagination go! Even the kids enjoyed it and remember it!

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bruton Parish Church lies at the opposite end of the Palace Green from the Governor's Palace. It is a quiet sanctuary that welcomes all visitors. It is the oldest continuous use church in the country. It currently has 1400 members and conducts several Sunday services. I was impressed with the interior, including the ornate woodwork, the alter area, and the... More 

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