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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

331 W Duke of Gloucester St, Just west of Palace Green, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4101
+1 757-229-2891
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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. This is the third building in the history of Bruton Parish, in continuous use since 1715. Bruton Guides are volunteers, on hand to speak with visitors. All are welcome to attend a brief prayer service at 12 noon weekdays, and Sunday services, which are held at 7:30, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Bruton Parish Church is an active congregation of The Episcopal Church, therefore we close for tours during weddings, funerals or other scheduled services. Posted at the church is the schedule for this week's Candlelight Concerts-- free to enter, with an offering collected. To complete your visit, be sure to see The Bruton Parish Shop and Heritage Center, a block and a half west of the church, open daily--gifts, books, jewelry, accessories and an exhibit of parish history with the original weather vane and 1907 bible.
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331 W Duke of Gloucester St, Just west of Palace Green, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4101
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Reviewed yesterday

My family and I visited here recently for the first time. The church was certainly beautiful inside with plenty of tour guides on hand to talk to about the history.

Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed 4 days ago

To see the boxes where Martha Custis and her future husband George Washington sat was geek meter overload, but to know that these are still used by parishioners today was astonishing. A wedding had just taken place days before our arrival. Free admittance but you...More

Thank IrishVoodoo
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great to hear your experience at Bruton Parish. The church has been standing since 1715! Yes, one dollar per person is appreciated on the way out. Thank you!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Before I arrived, I printed a Self-Guided tour from their website. By U.S. standards, this is an old cemetery. The restoration efforts go back a century with Cynthia Beverley Tucker Coleman who organized the Catherine Memorial Society which was named after her daughter who had...More

Thank Sharon P
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the information you provide here for others. The Society you mention, formed by Mrs. Coleman and other ladies, raised funds to restore the Powder Magazine and other original buildings later on. It operates to this day as Preservation Virginia.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely folks at this church give concerts from time to time. You can sit wherever you like. Granddaughter sat where GW sat. Great concert in a magnificent colonial era church. Once-in-a- lifetime event. Thanks, Bruton Church congregation for making this possible.

Thank pjh0751
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

For remainder of August concerts are Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:30. Thank you for attending and for your review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Original building. Still an active church. Old cemertary on the grounds. Very interesting. See the seats George Washington and others set in.

Thank TheOldCr0w
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I invite you to remember your visit by becoming a Friend of Bruton. Enroll on our website. Thank you for your review and recommendation.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic Episcopalian church (1715 Georgian) in Colonial Williamsburg is a beautiful church with box pews and painted interior.

Thank DRCsydney
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and telling others. If you have time today, walk up to the Bruton Parish Shop and Heritage Center next to Barnes and Noble. Open 10-5.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited churches all over the world and have never been treated so rudely by a minister. We wanted to take a photo of the altar and the minister and two other men were standing by the organist who was practicing and when a...More

Thank Cheryl D
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are open 40 hours per week and strive to give each visitor an individual experience. I'm sorry for the frustration you felt on that day. Thank you for your visit and for this review.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ended up being special for me because my ancestors came from Bruton, Somerset, UK where the founders of this congregation were living in the same century.I had no idea. Anyway, aside from my personal stuff...it's a neat historical place and the congregations deserves at...More

Thank Janet D
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Janet, thank you for the informative review. I'm glad you got to learn about the Somerset connection. The river Brue was known by a couple of the founders who were from that part of England.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Active congregation that embraces its history and location in the middle of a huge tourist attraction. Felt very welcome

Thank marykatherinegraetz
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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for this description and for making the concert part of your itinerary.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was nice on the inside but we were greeted at the entrance by a person and a collection plate suggesting a donation- after paying admission already. One of the volunteers apologized for the long windedness of the presenter who we could not hear anyway....More

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Marty E, Development Director at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

There is no charge to enter Bruton Parish Church for a service or tour. Thank you for spending a few minutes and please return another time.

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The colonial houses are not part of Bruton Parish church.
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