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Washington and Lee University

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Address: Jefferson St. (Rte. 11), Lexington, VA
Phone Number: 540/463-8768
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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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Beautiful campus

We were actually surprised by how much the teens liked the school as it is very small. It is a lovely campus and the admissions officer gave a good talk but of course the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were actually surprised by how much the teens liked the school as it is very small. It is a lovely campus and the admissions officer gave a good talk but of course the best information is always by the student tour leaders. It felt very welcoming and friendly. Neighbor is an alum and pointed out they have cracked down... More 

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Niagara on the Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Washington and Lee University stands out as a very majestic academy on top of Lexingtons many hills. Very serene and peaceful amongst Lexingtons beauty. Must see Presidents House on far corner where General Lee once presided and where travellers stable door always remains open for his nightly return.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there 2 yrs ago, but just as exciting if you love Civil War history, The Lee tomb, will give you chills in a good way, and the sore has some nice gifts, and a museum, also General Lee's office

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Wash, D.C.
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved everything about it. Beautiful and historic. Nice little drive through if you can't tour the campus on foot.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son and I walked the campus here and the beauty and history is just amazing. They just don't build things like this anymore. Highly recommend this experience if you love history..

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured Washington and Lee as part of a campus visit, info session, interview day. Washington and Lee has so much history, even a campus tour felt like a chance to learn! It has a utopian feel to it that is not present on many college campuses today. It oozes honor, dedication and ideals that we sorely need in today's... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I highly recommend a drive through campus. It's a beautiful location with lots of history. I would have liked the opportunity to see more.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The chapel of Washington & Lee provides a view of Lee's vision for a non-denominational church where peaceful contemplation could be provided regardless of religious affiliation. Also note Lee's burial chamber, his office and a collection of mid-1800's artifacts beautifully arranged in subdued and careful lighting. Upon exit note the burial site for Lee's valiant steed Traveler.

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My son and I toured the University and coudn't have been more impressed with the beauty and traditions of Washinton and Lee. The University is exceptional and we enjoyed our visit there very much.

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Whitchurch-Stouffville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Sitting in the middle of downtown Lexington within walking distance of other historic sites. Beautiful grounds and of course the Lee Chapel where the famous General and his family and even his faithful warhorse traveller is buried.

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