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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.

Churchyard

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.

Learn more about Bruton Parish Church on History.org Go
Schedule of
Operation:
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?

No
About this Historic Site: placeholder Come and Go

Upcoming Events at Bruton Parish Church Events

Apr 1
7:30 PM
Jefferson’s Library and the Hidden History of Religion in America
Thomas Jefferson's eclectic religious and philosophical interests were controversial in his day, but they barely scratched the surface of the beliefs that could be found in the young United States. The third president's personal library—which became the core of the Library of Congress—provides a surprising view into the spiritual diversity of the Early Republic. A leading author on early American religion, Peter Manseau will be giving this lecture. His new book One Nation, Under Gods: A New American History is available for sale at DeWitt Wallace Museum gift shop.
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.