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Washington and Lee University

Jefferson St. (Rte. 11), Lexington, VA
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest college in the United States.
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Especially like the meeting room (felt more like a chapel to me) The 2 guides were very welcoming and informative. Was pleased to find Traveller's resting place. Well worth a visit

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went down to Lexington for an overnight stay, unfortunately, due to the weather, (high temperatures) could only drive around this beautifully maintained Historic Campus.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you love history, nature, classic small towns, and beautiful historic buildings Lexington and Washington and Lee are hard to top. This is a place to slow down, stop and and smell the roses. The whole area is great for walking although there are a few fairly steep hills here and there. Spring and Fall are especially magnificent as this... More

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Versailles, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Combined with the beauty of VMI, this offers a beautiful place to walk off an excellent dinner in town. Safe and historic.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
241 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed our stroll around campus viewing the beautiful architecture of the buildings and viewing the Lee Chapel.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very old and beautiful campus, very historic. Walked around and saw beautiful buildings. Could not visit Lee chapel because it was closed. Walked from town to campus, very close.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
28 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We paid a short visit to Lexington during our Virginia vacation. Unfortunately we had insufficient time to visit all the town's attractions - so we missed out on the Virginia Military Institute, for instance. But it's a really nice town to walk around - the pace is relaxed - and you can just soak up the ambience of a genuine... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
32 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited here to see the General Robert E. Lee grave site, but we enjoyed our walk around this picturesque campus.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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161 reviews 161 reviews
67 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I found Traveller's last home to be the most interesting! But lots of history and a beautiful campus. Part of the walking tour if you are so inclined.

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18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

What a great institution, beautiful and historical campus. But to hear that some misguided individuals want to drop "Lee" from the name, due to the General who almost single handily save the college after that awful Civil War, takes away the experience of being at such a great place. Still, Nice place to visit--especially Lee Chapel where Traveller, his horse,... More

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