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Washington and Lee University

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Address: Jefferson St. (Rte. 11), Lexington, VA
Phone Number: +1 540-463-8768
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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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Must visit in Lexington.

Beautiful historic campus, including the Lee Chapel. The way college should look. And the students are so polite!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful historic campus, including the Lee Chapel. The way college should look. And the students are so polite!

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful campus to walk around on a sunny day.Can walk through while doing other siteseeing such as Lee Chapel and Museum, VMI, and downtown Lexington, Va.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an impressive campus! Definitely worth the stop if passing thru I 64 or 81. Town is like a Dickens novel come to life; campus is something out of a dream: rolling hills, 300 year old buildings, immaculate students, polite and friendly. Seems like going back in time to the 40s-50s when people stopped and said hello! Make it a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The chapel located on the grounds of VMI is beautiful. Lee's crypt is located in the bottom of the chapel, which you can enter around the back bottom floor. When we visited there was a wedding taking place, and did not know you could enter around the back of the chapel. It is a place for all civil war buff's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Went to visit a family member...saw their football team play. The dorms look nice, very southern feel. The stadium lacks a decent concession stand for being so expensive to attend school there. We didint see much of the campus other then that. But I'm sure it's nicer then what I saw.

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Thank nicholas b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We were impressed with this beautiful campus. It is located in the city on a rolling hillside with a beautiful view. It is immaculately kept. We walked it to visit the chapel in order to see Robert E. Lee's monument and tomb. We encountered courteous students who willingly directed us to our destination. Many thanks to them.

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Miami Lakes, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

No trip to Lexington VA is complete without visiting this impressive university ! From the Lee chapel and museum to the Hillel house, to the buildings and churches that make up this institute of higher learning, every building is a sight to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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