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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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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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Washington and Lee U

I love seeing all the wonderful Colleges we have in Virginia. This is a beautiful campus and a wonderful choice for College goers.. Check it out

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I love seeing all the wonderful Colleges we have in Virginia. This is a beautiful campus and a wonderful choice for College goers.. Check it out

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband teaches at this school every summer and the layout is a work out, but so interesting. It is built on hills with connecting bridges to dorms and cafe. They have a large bookstore with W n L memorabilia as well as other interesting books.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Impressive grounds and amazing construction of buildings. well kept and good pictures. would love to take a tour someday

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Washington & Lee University was great. I went on a college tour with my family, and the tour guides were very helpful, and the admissions office was very informative. I love the speaking tradition- everyone on campus says hello to one another. We were impressed by the number of courses offered for such a small school and the beauty of... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The grounds are beautiful and I was able to see the house that Robert E. Lee lived and died in after the War, as well as a home in which General Jackson once lived. Very moving experience.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

British writer John Cowper Powys once called Washington & Lee "the most beautiful college campus in America." If it isn't, it has to be in the conversation. In 1972, the front campus was designated a National Historic Landmark, only the third college campus in the country to earn the honor. Washington & Lee, located in Lexington, Virginia, was founded in... More 

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Tidewater Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Washington and Lee Univeristy has a beautiful campus, with stately buildings, broad lawns and big trees. Unfortunately, we were there on a Sunday morning and could not visit the Lee Chapel because it does not open until 1 pm.

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Newburgh, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

While in Lexington to attend a conference and just do a little history tour, we took a stroll around the campus and stopped in to visit the Lee Chapel and Museum. Walk up the hill to the house where Robert E. Lee lived and died while serving as president of then Washington College. Note the stable behind the house with... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful campus in a beautiful town, we loved driving around Lexington, school located next to VMI, well taken care of property and grounds-home of Kappa Alpha Order

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A must see for anyone heading to the area. So pretty and peaceful to walk around. There is a lot to see and the character of the buildings is amazing.

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