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Address: Jefferson St. (Rte. 11), Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540/463-8768
Description: Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest...
Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest college in the United States.
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beautiful campus

Took a walking tour with our nephew and the setting is beautiful with the mountains in the background. The buildings look very classy andthe ruins from the original buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Hell, Michigan
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462 reviews 462 reviews
133 attraction reviews
477 helpful votes 477 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Took a walking tour with our nephew and the setting is beautiful with the mountains in the background. The buildings look very classy andthe ruins from the original buildings from over 200 years ago were intriguing. Cool campus

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Pensacola, Florida
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248 reviews 248 reviews
171 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited last Spring with our son to look at the school. I had several friends who had attended and much of the original campus is so timeless it looked the same. The day before a large snow hit the area so we did not get to do as much as we wanted. Still we saw the college and it... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

For 264 years, W&L has been steeped in traditions. From the architecture to the student body, the university positively reeks with passion for honor, learning, history, tradition, friendliness.....and it's all nestled in a lovely little town, Lexington, Va., surrounded by the Blue Ridge & Allegheny Mountains. Schedule a campus tour so you can truly appreciate this amazing university.

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Manassas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

In the heart of Lexington, Va-this university is gorgeous! We were visiting the area during the Holidays so we had quite the opportunity just to mill around and not be in anyone's way. The buildings are so well maintained and there just seems to be so much pride! I am thrilled that we had a chance to look around! I... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Wow! Talk about a blend of modern amenities and historic southern architecture! This school has a beautiful location, gorgeous grounds, and friendly professors and students. Take a walk through the campus to see the mix of old and new buildings. It's a beautiful component of Lexington!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The W&L campus is beautiful and boasts of much history. The student body has a code of conduct which includes greeting folks as they pass by which makes it a friendly place to visit. The Lee Chapel is a must visit to get a different look at a confederate leader. They give short tours which are definitely worth taking.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
30 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I took a walk around the campus, soaking in the fall sun lighting up the green grass, red bricks, white columns, and multi-colored changing leaves of the canopy of trees. A beautiful campus nestled in the rolling hills of Lexington. Watching students stroll to and from class provided just a hint of desire to be a student on such a... More 

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Houston, Texas
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137 reviews 137 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Absolutely any time of year, W&L is fun to walk around. There are nooks all over campus and wonderful paths and foot bridges to wander around. If you're in the mood for a hike you can have a great time, or just find yourself sitting on the lawn reading a book on a lazy day.

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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This school is a hidden treasure in Virginia although it is well known to history lovers. The school is in a beautiful setting and the students are smart and work hard.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,650 reviews 1,650 reviews
911 attraction reviews
1,624 helpful votes 1,624 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This school started in the late 1700s as an academy and over time had the involvement of two.famous Americans, George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Lovely campus with some old Georgian architecture. You.can see the house Robert E. Lee lived in while president of the.college as well as his office and where he and his family are buried. The museum... More 

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