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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

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Address: 331 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23187-3520
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+1 757-229-2891
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Bruton Parish Church is open daily to visitors with or without a Colonial...

Bruton Parish Church is open daily to visitors with or without a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket. A donation of one dollar per person is gratefully accepted to go toward upkeep of the church and churchyard. This is the third building in the history of Bruton Parish, in continuous use since 1715. Visitors are welcome to attend a brief service of noonday prayer during the week, or Sunday services, held at 7:30, 9:15, and 11:15 am and 5:30 pm. Bruton Parish Church is an active parish of the Episcopal Church. The church is closed for touring during weddings, funerals or scheduled services. All are welcome!

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Right in the heart of colonial Williamsburg

This historic church is a perfect place to slip in, cool off, and learn how our ancestors worshiped. Get to a service I'd you can. Really cool

Reviewed 5 days ago
EBeth S
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This historic church is a perfect place to slip in, cool off, and learn how our ancestors worshiped. Get to a service I'd you can. Really cool

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Thank EBeth S
Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

I'm glad you could take a break at Bruton Parish and yes, all are welcome for services on Sundays at 7:30, 9:15, 11:15 and 5:30. More 

Niagara on the Lake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We try to visit a Church on vacation when possible. Felt very welcome . Can worship God in an historical Church

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Thank afriesen2
Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you felt very welcome. Thank you for coming to Bruton Parish Church during your vacation. More 

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always try to experience a candlelight concert at Bruton Parish Church when visiting Colonial Williamsburg. The concerts are free but they take a free will offering. Although it was listed as a concert of colonial music, the program included music of the 19th - 21st century but it was still enjoyable. Just thinking that you are sitting in the... More 

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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

Very glad that you could take advantage of this unique offering. The Candlelight Concerts have a long history at Bruton Parish; today they represent a variety of musical instruments and choral concerts too. The schedule may be found on our website. More 

Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wonderful guide who explained all about the history of the church I have a difficult time walking/standing and the guide keep asking me if I needed to sit down, which I thought was very nice of him to do

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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

The volunteer Guides are there to welcome visitors seven days a week. It is nice to hear that you found it interesting and I will pass on your kind words. Thank you! More 

Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and others worshiped at this church. See box pews used in colonial-era churches, a churchyard cemetery (one of the first in America), and a building once used as a Revolutionary War and later as a Civil War hospital. Many of the pew doors are now marked with the names of famous... More 

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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

Thank you for this helpful review and for making Bruton part of your itinerary. More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historical site is not open in the beginning of a week. We walked around the courtyard, though most was roped off. Would have loved to gotten inside. I gave the site a poor rating due to we could not get inside. I know staffing is tuff to keep all exhibits though I felt this one was important enough it... More 

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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you were disappointed. The church is generally open with Guides to greet visitors Monday-Saturday from 10:00-4:00 and Sunday from 12:30-2:30. All are welcome for Sunday services. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful old church with tons of History. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and friendly my wife and I could have to listen to Mrs Macon tell stories for a half a day easily.

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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

Thank you for mentioning Mrs. Macon and our volunteer Guides and for visiting Bruton Parish Church. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is very plain and simple. We visited as part of a tour group. This is an active church not owned by CW. It was staffed by church members with someone playing the organ during our visit. Worth seeing.

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Thank giffenk
Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

Yes, the building was restored in 1938 to its colonial appearance, with some adaptations for modern use and worship. The Sunday service schedule may be found on our website. Thank you for visiting. More 

Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was a cold day in December when we visited the church. It was a little chilly in the sanctuary, but much warmer than outside! The interior of the sanctuary had a lot of original wood panels and woodwork. The pulpit area is reminiscent of the old churches with a lovely choir area.

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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

Yes, it is a raised pulpit with sounding board to project the voice of the preacher. I am glad you could come in from the cold and do come back for a Candlelight Concert or service when you are next in Williamsburg. More 

Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful historic building. Take in one of their free evening concerts to rest from your day of touring or attend one of their Sunday services.

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Thank Alan S
Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this review

Yes, the church is a good place to take a break during a day of sightseeing. It has not changed much since it was restored in 1938. Thank you for visiting. More 

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