The College of William and Mary

The College of William and Mary

The College of William and Mary
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The Sir Christopher Wren building, the oldest college building in America, is one of several historical attractions on the campus of this second-oldest university in the U.S., which boasts four U.S. presidents among its graduates.
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Ddan7777
Raleigh, NC1,107 contributions
When we travel to Williamsburg, Virginia, to see the history of the U.S., we spend all of our time right in Williamsburg. So, in one trip, we ventured a little farther afield to see this historic American institution of higher education. It is so old that it is only surpassed by Harvard in terms of longevity. We found that odd, Harvard is known to practically every American, but William and Mary, despite its history (and academic successes), is not.

Anyhow, we walked around and saw the beautiful old buildings. There are several statues of famous historical figures and many educational signs, including engraved plaques, around the campus. This was an interesting and worthwhile experience.
Written August 21, 2022
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ron S
Alamosa, CO620 contributions
Couples
Whats old and whats newer are impossible to tell. They have a great program to blend the two. This place is worth a stop. We went while most of the students were gone so parking wasn't an issue. Beautiful old campus. A unique spot is the Crim Dell Bridge. A wooded Bridge built in 1966 that has a urban legend attached for couples who cross it. Beautiful setting amongst the trees. Next to Historic Williamsburg. So much history in this place
Written June 19, 2021
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Tampauro
Gadsden, AL184 contributions
The family recently took a tour of W&M as my daughter is touring different schools. It is easy to fall in love with this place. The history and the grounds are amazing. Even if we had not been on an official college tour, I would have loved to have walked it and see the historical buildings. The surrounding community of Williamsburg adds to the charm even more.
Written February 22, 2020
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villa4992127
Williamsburg, VA58 contributions
While I was not a student here, the campus, facilities, students and staff are welcoming and top quality. As the second oldest college in USA, it projects great historical significance. Tourists can visit select buildings.
Written February 15, 2020
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Jim S
Morganville, NJ35 contributions
My wife and I first went on a tour of William & Mary in 1990 when we were first dating and now 31 years later my son is in his last year here. We loved it back then and love it even more now. It's an amazing school and such a beautiful place to visit.
Written September 2, 2021
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Dan W
Rio Verde, AZ114 contributions
While visiting the Colonial Williamsburg area we walked the campus of William and Mary. Lots of history was created on this campus. Unfortunately due to COVID protocols not much was available for inside viewing. Beautiful campus and vet enjoyable to walk on such historic grounds.
Written May 28, 2021
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bbbob84
Staten Island, NY1,656 contributions
We happen to be passing just as 2022 Commencement Exercises were concluding. A sea of Caps and Gowns. Smiling faces all satisfied with their achievements. Glowing parents, siblings, mates, loved ones and companions. There is a beautiful, well manicured campus with historic buildings and winding paths to enjoy a nice stroll. Architecture, landscaping and history abound at this historic university.
Written May 22, 2022
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Jo Z
Cold Ash, UK274 contributions
Couples
If you are just a tourist visiting this is a pretty campus and worth a visit. If you are a potential parent of a student looking at it, our daughter is there at the moment and it is an amazing university. I really recommend it. It is hard work, but the staff and other students are all wonderful. It is a safe campus in a small town, but with all the facilities you need. I do recommend it to other parents. Our daughter is so happy there!
Written March 10, 2015
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Bethparks
Centennial, CO101 contributions
Family
What a wonderful college town. Quaint, manageable, safe, and oh so historic! We walked 7 miles touring all aspects of the campus and enjoyed every step.
Written September 30, 2018
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Terry M
Highland Park, IL130 contributions
Friends
I was just back at William and Mary, my alma mater, for Homecoming. The campus is immediately adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg starting where Duke of Glochester Street runs into Richmond and Jamestown Roads. The campus is the ideal of what a college campus should look like in my mind. Lots of red brick buildings, tree-lined paths, a sunken garden in the middle of what would be the quad on this campus. It's worth walking across the campus to see the Christopher Wren building, the Crim Dell bridge, and the sunken garden. While you're walking across campus remember that this school was charted in 1693 - the 2nd oldest university in America behind only Harvard. Also realize that this was where Thomas Jefferson was educated before he started UVA and where George Washington was educated as a surveyor. Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler also attended W&M. More recent distinguished alumni include actors Scott Glenn, Patten Oswalt and Glenn Close, designer Perry Ellis, TV host Jon Stewart, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin to name a few. It's a very special place and worth a visit
Written October 30, 2016
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