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“Don't miss the Museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Virginia Military Institute

Virginia Military Institute
Letcher Ave., Lexington, Lexington, VA
540/464-7232
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Don't miss the Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Whilst visiting the very impressive Institute and Grounds, don't miss the Museum. It is easily missed, sited as it is in the basement of the Chapel, but make the effort. There you will find a history of the Institute including the Civil War and stories of notable alumni who attended the Institute. But the prize must go to the comprehensive collection of antique firearms put together by Henry Stewart which chart the search for a succesful revolving cylinder gun.

Visited May 2013
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Lexington, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Very Nice Campus!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

VMI is an excellent institution. I love their time-honored military traditions and the excellent education they offer their students. The Marshall Museum is well worth the visit as are several of the older buildings and campus in general. The campus is very well kept and their parade grounds make you want to go home and replace your lawn. The Friday afternoon full-dress cadet parade is well worth watching. The 4th of July community festival and fireworks are on the parade grounds and are certainly worth the visit if you are in the area at that time.

Visited September 2013
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West Tennessee
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“For the history buff, there is just something about it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Passing through on way to Gettysburg and stopped at VMI. Wow, it is so great. The grounds are so beautiful and drips of history, from the pre civil war barracks to the original 4 cannon, it is so worth the time. The small museum is great and full of items and free.

Visited September 2013
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Church Hill, Tennessee
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“nephew graduation 6/2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

always loved VMI, their cathedral is breath taking and VMI is with in walking distant to everything. Try to catch a ballgame while there if you can. Also plan to spend several hours there looking at everything.

Visited June 2013
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NYC
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86 attraction reviews
Reviews in 67 cities Reviews in 67 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Beautiful campus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Lots of history here in a lovely setting. Walking around the campus was impressive. The museum was small but interesting. A good display on Stonewall Jackson.

Visited August 2013
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