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Washington and Lee University

Address: Jefferson St. (Rte. 11), Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540/463-8768
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest college in the United States.
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest college in the United States.

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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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100 reviews 100 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
75 helpful votes 75 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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Houston, Texas
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123 reviews 123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Absolutely any time of year, W&L is fun to walk around. There are nooks all over campus and wonderful paths and foot bridges to wander around. If you're in the mood for a hike you can have a great time, or just find yourself sitting on the lawn reading a book on a lazy day.

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Bradenton, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This school is a hidden treasure in Virginia although it is well known to history lovers. The school is in a beautiful setting and the students are smart and work hard.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,627 reviews 1,627 reviews
901 attraction reviews
1,565 helpful votes 1,565 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This school started in the late 1700s as an academy and over time had the involvement of two.famous Americans, George Washington and Robert E. Lee. Lovely campus with some old Georgian architecture. You.can see the house Robert E. Lee lived in while president of the.college as well as his office and where he and his family are buried. The museum... More 

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Maeystown, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Worth the visit. See where Gen Lee lived when he was President of the University. See the old buildings & beautiful landscape.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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