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Washington and Lee University

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Address: Jefferson St. (Rte. 11), Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540/463-8768
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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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Peaceful Setting

The grounds of Washington and Lee University are peaceful and serene. The old chapel was my spot. At one time my youngest grandson lay down, hands clasped behind his head, as if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Layton, Utah
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Layton, Utah
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The grounds of Washington and Lee University are peaceful and serene. The old chapel was my spot. At one time my youngest grandson lay down, hands clasped behind his head, as if he were contemplating the beauty of the Chapel. The vast lawns were welcome after riding in a vehicle with small children for a while. They played on the... More 

Thank dhill1212
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98 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Make sure your kids check this school out. We are from the Northeast and happened to visit based on her college counselor's advise. It is a hidden secret in the south. Ranked in the top 20 Colleges/Universities in the US, and #1 amongst all for average income for the who have graduated. My daughter ( we are from the Boston... More 

Thank JacksonRandall
Alexandria, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful grounds. A must see while in Lexington . Just stroll the grounds. I like to look at old pictures of the University and see what it's like now. Very little has changed. Just a beautiful place.

Thank Fred S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Washington and Lee University is beautiful! The formal classic architecture of the college itself and the houses built on the campus is very traditional in a very southern way with red bricks and white colonnade. There is a sense of peace and calm as you walk on the grounds. Well worthy of a visit .

Thank 107bhl
Monroe, NJ
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

A very historic and informative site. Lee Chapel is the resting place of Robert E. Lee and some of his descendence. The host gave us a very nice tour explaining some of the history and some stories of the University and then directed us to the downstairs bookstore/museum. We were able to view the Lee Family Crypt then entered Robert... More 

Thank Gary L
Southport, NC, United States
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158 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The University is adjacent to the Virginia Military Institute. One can easily visit both by walking. The Chapel at Washington & Lee serves as the burial place for Robert E Lee who finished his life as President of the University which eventually took his name. The school itself is in a beautiful setting in the city of Lexington VA. You'll... More 

Thank Leon H
Wroclaw, Poland
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320 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It's a lovely campus, one feels like in the park, beautiful historical buildings, squirels and other animals wondering around. Great place for a walk and contemplation of the nature.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

On our way to Washington DC for parents weekend, we had passed a sign for Washington and Lee University on I81. My husband remarked that it was the burial place of Robert E. Lee. So...on our way home, we decided to stop. SO GLAD we did! We spent a wonderful hour and a half exploring... seeing the office and museum... More 

Thank LMF1965
Palm Beach, Florida
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233 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Beautiful campus, it feels like a park and it is very pleasant to walk around, it is practically downtown so you can walk to restaurants and shops.

Thank Ms_R33480
Morristown, Tennessee
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180 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This summer we toured this beautiful campus for a second time. As before the campus was beautiful and the information on the tour was compelling. It was well worth our invested time.

Thank TheSuze12

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