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

Oct 6
8:00 PM
Chamber Winds Recital
Enjoy a recital by TRADOC Chamber Winds Army Band from Ft. Eustis in Newport News, Virginia, in a 300-year-old worship space.
Oct 8
8:00 PM
Guitar & Flute Recital
Duo Talassa, Wayla Chambo, flautist, and Todd Holcomb, guitarist, from southeast Virginia, perform a recital in this elegant 300-year-old worship space. 
Oct 11
8:00 PM
Guitar Recital - Peter Griggs
Peter Griggs, guitarist from New York City, performs a recital in this elegant 300-year-old worship space.
Oct 16
5:30 PM
Choral Evensong: Music of John Rutter
The Choirs of Bruton Parish, directed by Rebecca Davy and accompanied by JanEl Will on organ, present the music of John Rutter in this elegant 300-year-old worship space.
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.