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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  • Always enjoy the Easter service here. Beautiful setting and wonderful clergy. You can visit the church during non service hours as well. 
    Always enjoy the Easter service here. Beautiful setting and wonderful clergy. You can visit the church during non service hours as well.  more »
  • Went to the Wednesday service and a wonderful organ concert the next evening! Lovely old church and friendly parishioners- it was the first time I saw doors on the pews! 
    Went to the Wednesday service and a wonderful organ concert the next evening! Lovely old church and friendly parishioners- it was the first time I saw doors on the pews!  more »
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  • Amazing facility and piece of history. The restoration and upkeep is really great. So many original things still in tact.
  • Relatively new, large organ here with "candlelight" recitals. This is an active parish of the Episcopal Church. The building dates to 1715.

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