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Virginia Military Institute

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Letcher Ave., Lexington, Lexington, VA
+1 540-464-7232
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My oh my was this worth the time

First, be ready to be treated with perfect military decorum on campus by some of the most caviler... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2016
scifi1952
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Nashville, Tennessee
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A wonderful visit

I had no idea that VMI was in Lexington! I am so glad that we stopped here for ice cream because I... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2016
nccarraway
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Letcher Ave., Lexington, Lexington, VA
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"young men and women"
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"beautiful campus"
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"open house"
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"at noon"
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"civil war"
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"west point"
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"stonewall jackson"
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"dress parade"
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"parade ground"
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"vmi cadets"
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

First, be ready to be treated with perfect military decorum on campus by some of the most caviler of cadets...! They really teach them to respect visitors, each cadet tipped their hats as we passed them by. Take time to visit each site and learn...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

I had no idea that VMI was in Lexington! I am so glad that we stopped here for ice cream because I got to visit this historic school. The small museum was excellent (Free but donation recommended), even though most of the VMI specific history...More

2  Thank nccarraway
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

We took the free cadet guided tour of VMI first. Very interesting. Impressed with the cadets. Then we visited the museum. Well worth your time

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Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a first class facility for anyone who is thinking to attend or knows someone that may. Went for a open house this past weekend and was totally impressed by the staff and the students!

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Every cadet we encountered tipped their hat and said "Good Afternoon Sir". There is still courtesy at VMI! Great Marshal Museum and VMI Museum on campus.

2  Thank Terry M
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

As part of our New Market Family reunion, we were privileged to be escorted on a tour by Colonel Keith Gibson. We especially enjoyed learning about the history of the mural depicting the FIELD OF LOST SHOES. He was personally privileged to meet the artist's...More

2  Thank Charlotte S
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Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

If you love military history you must visit and enjoy the museum. It has amazing gun display not to mention history of General Jackson.

1  Thank Greg A
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Reviewed September 27, 2016

The whole area well worth a visit., the buildings are stunning and must not be missed , the surrounding grounds are also well groomed

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Reviewed September 26, 2016

Small museum but jam packed with historical treasures and some very unique / 1 of a kind items. The VMI campus is beautiful and downtown Lexington has great places to eat and shop. Great stop or day trip.

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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Very impressive. My son and I went to take a look at the campus as a possible transfer for him next year. In a nice area in a great little town. So much history as well!

1  Thank Kim Y
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Yes they are and also very enjoyable!
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Response from OpaSteve | Reviewed this property |
Below is info from VMI website. Looks like last fall parade is this weekend. May Commencement parade is May 14, 2016. BackHome MENU ABOUT ACADEMICS ADMISSIONS CADETS MILITARY ATHLETICS LIBRARY & ARCHIVES GIVE Close... More
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I'd suggest contacting the school or the museum.
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