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Great place to visit

A lovely campus on rolling terrain. The museum was a real treat. Seeing Robert E Lee’s resting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clarence H
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Cottondale, Alabama
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Absolutely Splendid Tour with teenage kids....Top 10 College in the Country

Brought my two teenagers here to see W & L as an early college tour because their grandfather... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mark H
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest college in the United States.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely campus on rolling terrain. The museum was a real treat. Seeing Robert E Lee’s resting place was special. The chapel and it’s history was also very special.

Thank Clarence H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought my two teenagers here to see W & L as an early college tour because their grandfather graduated from W & L and it is ranked in the Top 10 for Liberal Arts Colleges and we were blown away! The facilities were stunning, Lexington...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lived in Lexington a long time and never tire of walking this campus- anytime of year it is beautiful! There is civil war history a d pioneer history. You can also walk next door to another old campus,Virginia Military Institute.

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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Washington and Lee University and VMI are right next to each other. Take a walk and see them both. Well worth the time.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Washington & Lee University has the Lee Chapel, where Robert E Lee and family are entombed. After the Civil War ended Robert E Lee taught at Washington University until his death. The Chapel where he is enterred is on the university grounds.

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

One of the most beautiful campus visits anywhere. It is well maintained and inviting. The Lee Chapel docents helped us appreciate more the history and vibrancy of the school.

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, founded in 1749, is a private liberal arts university, the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the second oldest in Virginia behind William & Mary (1693). The 325-acre campus, which is designated as...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2018

Washington and Lee University is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States founded in1749 as Augusta Academy, renamed Libert Hall in 1776, calledWashington Academy in1798 after President George Washington who donated funds to save the college from bankruptcy and designated as...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is a beautiful campus. There are several museums and places of interest on the campus. Lee Chapel and burial place is a highlight of the trip.

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Reviewed July 19, 2018

W&L, as it's called around here, was established in 1749, well before the "time" of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. I'm looking at previous reviews and see the word "beautiful" over and over again. I have to echo that (but not put it in...More

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