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Bruton Parish Church

Bruton Parish Church
Bruton Parish Church
Bruton Parish Church

Walk the Floor Where Founders Worshiped

Enter this three-centuries-old Episcopal church and sit where many famous patriots sat before you. At the time of the Revolution, the Church of England was the official church, and all Virginians were expected to attend regularly.

Ask knowledgeable parish volunteers your questions or attend one of the Sunday services in this original building, which still serves an active community.

Continuing a tradition begun by an 18th-century organist (and gaoler) Peter Pelham, the church presents more than 120 recitals and concert programs annually in its Candlelight Concert Series.

This building is owned and operated by the congregation of Bruton Parish.


Outside this historic church, stroll through one of the first church graveyards and read the names on the stones that mark the historic graves of notable early Virginians. This site marked a shift from private, at-home burials to churchyard ceremonies.

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Schedule of
Mon.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tues.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wed.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Thurs.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sat.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sun.: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Ticket Required?

About this Historic Site: placeholder Come and Go

Upcoming Events at Bruton Parish Church Events

Sep 25
7:30 PM
Colonial Williamsburg Early Music Festival
A Grand Concert at Bruton Parish Church
Colonial Williamsburg's resident ensemble, The Governor's Musick, and guest artists will perform an evening of music on period instruments honoring the 300th anniversary of Bruton Parish Church.  Trumpets, oboes, and timpani will join strings and harpsichord for an evening of grand music-making featuring music of Mouret, Handel, Vivaldi, Boyce and more.
Dec 16
2:00 PM
The Comet Comes to Williamsburg
A major religious revival swept through colonial America shortly before the Revolution. One of the 18th-century's most dynamic evangelists, the Rev. George Whitefield, visited Williamsburg in December 1739. Hear some of his stirring sermon as you experience a reenactment of his dynamic presentation at Bruton Parish Church.
Handicap Accessibility

Ground-level entrance to Churchyard at Palace Green entrance.

Accessible entrance to church through the bell tower on the west side.

Services still held in church.

Not a Colonial Williamsburg exhibit or site.