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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

A beautiful campus with red brick buildings with large white columns everywhere. Nice people too. Very hilly to a flatlander like me. Be prepared to walk up a lot of hills!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

A beautiful campus with red brick buildings with large white columns everywhere. Nice people too. Very hilly to a flatlander like me. Be prepared to walk up a lot of hills!

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Charlotte, NC
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294 reviews 294 reviews
40 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Toured W&L today for the 2nd time. This was a more involved tour and we saw all of campus. It is in an idyllic setting and is a truly beautiful campus. Nestled right next to a quaint and historic downtown with lots of eating options and boutique type stores, the main part of campus is very walkable but you need... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This campus is strikingly beautiful. Serene and peaceful, while still busy with students moving about on their way to class. The students unfailingly look you in the eye as they greet each passer-by. A sense of history pervades. A must-see visit if you are in the area.

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Hell, Michigan
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478 reviews 478 reviews
136 attraction reviews
482 helpful votes 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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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249 reviews 249 reviews
171 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
23 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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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
77 helpful votes 77 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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