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Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Williamsburg

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Church Historic Site
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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TripAdvisor
  • The church, while similar to many older ones I've seen, does have a very interesting history. Again, learned new facts seeing it a second time.  more »
  • This church is in Colonial Williamsburg and is one of the authentic structures. The church is still active and they allow tours. It is an interesting place to visit because the seating design is very ...  more »
  • Bruton Church does a few organ concerts in the evenings. We were delighted when we visited to go to a concert performed by the church's musical director. She played both the pianoforte and the organ. ...  more »
Google
  • Wow! I was humbled, God bless us all !
  • We performed and school concert there, the place was amazing
  • Awesome and very cool to visit
  • A functioning church, is a very reverend place. A landmark in the community.
  • Oldest operational church in Williamsburg