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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Williamsburg

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Originally constructed in 1677, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church still functions today and represents the oldest continuously operating church in America. The church, originally the result of a conglomeration of parishes, served as one of the epicenters of life in colonial Virginia; today it sits in the living history town of Colonial Williamsburg. Learn more about the church's history, societal importance, and 20th century restoration by paying a visit and following the recommended self-guided tour through the grounds. Throughout the yard you'll find the graves of prominent individuals and families since the colonial era, many of which rest in rare and well-preserved table tombs. As an active institution, the church is open for worship and services, so be sure to check the schedule for information on these and other events, such as concerts. A visit to Bruton Parish Episcopal Church represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Williamsburg itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • There is a granite obolisk in the cortyard and if you look carefully you will see the stone has discolored to show some interesting shapes! 
  • This little church is very charming. My mom is the family genealogist and was amazed that we actually found the graves of two of my ancestors right behind the church's back doors. When couldn't read t...  read more »
  • The guides at the church were very informative. We listened to the explanation of the churches importance in colonial Williamsburg. Be sure to stop in as you walk around Colonial Williamsburg. 
  • Amazing church and staff was very knowledgeable and talkative.
  • One of the oldest still operating churches in the country. Fascinating building and grounds. Very friendly people. Drop a donation on your way through so they can keep the doors open for tours!
  • What an opportunity to visit such an historic landmark and place of worship. I am glad to have had the opportunity to share several of my photos publicly. I hope you enjoy them and they drive you to visit and take the tour this wonderful church.
  • Colonial Williamsburg is fascinating each time I visit. I love to return again & again.
  • It's a nice church, but not too modern.
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