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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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Beautiful, still operating church and grounds

Although not always open at times for tourists to see because it is still an operating church, the grounds are beautiful as is the inside of the church. When we went in the... read more

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Vineland, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although not always open at times for tourists to see because it is still an operating church, the grounds are beautiful as is the inside of the church. When we went in the gentleman who was from the church was very informative. The pews had historical figures names on the doors, but that was done out of tribute, not where... More 

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this historic church while listening to the William and Mary small orchestra. This church provides several free music shows throughout the course of the year. We were welcomed into the church and listened to a brief history about the church, enjoyed a prayer and then the music. This church doesn't receive any funding from the Colonial Williamsburg foundation.... More 

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

The concerts are two or three evenings a week, depending on the time of year. Your review will be helpful to others! Thank you so much. More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the church to see in Colonial Williamsburg as it is the only one in the historical district. Its tall bell tower is hard to miss and it is a popular location to stop at. They have numerous guides inside to provide info about the location. The rows are labeled with the names of the families that sat there... More 

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

I am glad you could come in and cool off and be greeted by our wonderful Guides. Please return for a Candlelight Concert or Sunday service next time you are in the area. More 

Anderson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is still a working church and the organist was practicing when the guide took us inside. The guide was excellent and detailed the history of the church and where a lot of the famous member sat in colonial times.

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

She may have been practicing for a Candlelight Concert. Please come back and attend one! This month they are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. More 

MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many famous members of this parish, and an unusual layout to boot. The kids got certificates for helping to ring the church bells.

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

The bell was given by Williamsburg merchant James Tarpley and placed in the tower in 1771. In CW you can visit Tarpley, Thompson & Company, the store named for him. Glad the kids enjoyed that! More 

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy stopping at this church. It is a functioning church and not owned or operated by the Williamsburg Foundation. All they ask is for a $1 donation per person that you drop in a box at the door (on the honor system). The people that show you the church are extremely knowledgeable about its history and significance in... More 

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

Please see our website to become a Friend of Bruton, and thank you for the kind words. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is little that needs to be said about the history surrounding Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg. It is an excellent example / time capsule to help understand worship and services during Colonial times. The Episcopal church welcomes visitors with open arms so the only thing you need bring with you is common decency that should be part of... More 

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

Come back and see the beautiful lilies at the altar, given by members of the parish. Happy Easter! More 

Fitzgerald, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wish perusing the cemetery was possible. the church is plain and elegant, historic, and still in use. Lovely, restrained.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intriguing active congregation and church - there was a funeral there the day we were touring Colonial Williamsburg

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

It is so nice to hear you found Bruton Parish intriguing and we hope you will return the next time you are in the area. Thank you. More 

Spring Arbor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we were in the church we were greeted by four different members and they were all very happy to tell us about it. Some ladies were getting palm branches ready for the service Sunday and others were inviting us to come back for a service on Sunday or a concert Saturday evening, we felt very welcome. They have over... More 

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

Very glad you could visit Bruton Parish on the day before Palm Sunday. Thank you for the kind words and please come again. More 

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