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. Use our Williamsburg trip maker to add Bruton Parish Episcopal Church and other attractions to your Williamsburg vacation plans.
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  • September 30, 2017
    My wife and I attended a Saturday night choir concert. The church was lighted by candle light. The choir was a guest choir that performed for a bit over an hour; singing with instruments and hand-bell...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    This is part of the Williamsburg experience, but is actually an active church. It is interesting to see the pews with the names of historical figures on them. The building itself is great to see and t...  more »
  • September 28, 2017
    My husband and I enjoyed the Organ, harpsichord & trumpet evening concert we attended here. The Ushers were helpful and accommodating. It was a delightful experience!! and FREE although they did pass ...  more »
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  • June 11, 2017
    Wow! I was humbled, God bless us all !
  • May 16, 2017
    Awesome and very cool to visit
  • February 25, 2017
    We performed and school concert there, the place was amazing
  • February 16, 2017
    Oldest operational church in Williamsburg
  • December 25, 2016
    A functioning church, is a very reverend place. A landmark in the community.

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