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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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Lee Chapel

My husband and I love American history. We decided to stay in the Lexington on a weekend getaway. We had to visit this University. It is a beautiful campus. This is where Robert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband and I love American history. We decided to stay in the Lexington on a weekend getaway. We had to visit this University. It is a beautiful campus. This is where Robert E. Lee came to work after the Civil War. It is also his final resting place.I was fascinated by the original paintings of him and George Washington... More 

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The W&L campus is small but beautiful. When you drive in from outside town, you look up the sweeping lawn and see the Colonnade, the early 19th Century buildings topped with a statue of George Washington. The red bricks and white pillars just exude charm and grace. The students and staff are genuinely friendly and helpful. You can ask anyone... More 

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Houston
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My son and I went to visit Washington and Lee as a prospective student. The campus was quiet since we went during the schools Spring Break. It is picture perfect.

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Columbus, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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299 reviews 299 reviews
41 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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488 reviews 488 reviews
139 attraction reviews
494 helpful votes 494 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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171 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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23 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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