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Wren Building

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West End of Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA
+1 757-221-1540
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A Charming Historical Building

William and Mary is the second oldest college(after Harvard) in what is now the United... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2016
South Hill, Virginia
Three Centuries of History

Part of William and Mary College. The first floor is open to visitors while the other floors... read more

Reviewed January 4, 2016
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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West End of Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA
+1 757-221-1540

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Reviewed April 9, 2016

William and Mary is the second oldest college(after Harvard) in what is now the United States. The oldest academic building is The Wren Building,named after the Baroque architect who designed it. If you go to the historic area,the main street is Duke of Gloucester.At one...More

Thank ebbridge
Reviewed January 4, 2016

Part of William and Mary College. The first floor is open to visitors while the other floors remain school facilities. The Williamsburg Exhibit area provides interesting insights into both the history of the building and the college itself along with the many challenges the college...More

1  Thank HedoCouple
Reviewed December 31, 2015

The College of William & Mary is America's 2nd oldest college, and the oldest School of Law. They were comissioned to create civic leaders for the colonies. The Wren building was the centerpiece.

Thank USHistoryTeacher
Reviewed December 28, 2015

So beautiful, so old, so quiet. Such a lovely setting to just come and enjoy the history! You can almost see the legends of our country moving about this majestic place.

Thank Chryscenthia
Reviewed December 28, 2015

Get the full sense of history in one building on campus. Colonial graduates George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and their compatriot alumni from the second college established in the United States.

1  Thank Roger B
Reviewed December 26, 2015

The Wren Building on the campus of the College of William & Mary is the oldest college building still standing in the country.Built between 1695-1700 it has survived 3 fires and maintains a stately presence on the original and western edge of campus overlooking Colonial...More

2  Thank Mark G
Reviewed December 23, 2015

We got a tour from our friends who were married in this chapel years ago, and it was neat to hear about the history of the chapel and their memories of it throughout time. Without them, we would have never known it was there so...More

Thank WA2DC
Reviewed December 12, 2015

We were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to attend a free organ concert at the Wren Chapel during our visit. The organist happened to be the Bruton Church organist and she did a wonderful of both giving the history of the music as well...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed December 4, 2015

Beautiful, old building on the campus of William & Mary. There is a student sitting in the lobby who will give free tours if you walk in. Really loved this campus, and this building.

1  Thank Kristine B
Reviewed November 28, 2015

It is always a thrill to come here, sharing history that goes back centuries. The ambience is unmistakeably colonial, and you can feel Tom Jefferson and so many others as if they are here.

Thank Anthony-Susan
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