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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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This oldest building on campus provides a contrast to its modern architecture.

Seeing the rooms as they were hundreds of years ago gave a realistic presentation of what it might... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2016
hiuall
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Maryland
Interesting historic building

We visited here with our grandchildren. My granddaughter had read about the wren building in a... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2016
By_His_Grace
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Richmond, VA, USA
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West End of Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA
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"college of william and mary"
in 19 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 10 reviews
"organ concert"
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"united states"
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"small chapel"
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"colonial williamsburg"
in 26 reviews
"student guide"
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"duke of gloucester street"
in 7 reviews
"open to the public"
in 5 reviews
"free tour"
in 2 reviews
"rich history"
in 3 reviews
"bruton parish"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful campus"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 3 reviews
"colonial times"
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"founding fathers"
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"old church"
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Reviewed July 7, 2016

Seeing the rooms as they were hundreds of years ago gave a realistic presentation of what it might have been like to be a student there in the era of Thomas Jefferson and other famous alumni. Attention has been given to preserving the history. Wish...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2016

We visited here with our grandchildren. My granddaughter had read about the wren building in a book. It gave them a glimpse of history.

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Reviewed June 18, 2016

Such a pleasure to stroll around the beautiful campus of William and Mary. The highlight is the Wren Building, which is the oldest academic building in the US still in continuous use today. Originally it was the entire college. We had a very nice tour...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2016

We stopped here on a trip to Colonial Williamsburg. It is at the end of the main street. We very much enjoyed seeing the rooms available to the public. If you enjoy old buildings and architecture this is a lovely example.

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Reviewed June 8, 2016

This a great old historic college campus at the head of DOG Street that should be visited while in Williamsburg! The Wren Building(named for Sir Christopher Wren) is the oldest building on campus and offers a brief student lead tour which adds to the experience...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This is the official college building for William and Mary, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Although reconstructed after a fire it retains its original design. Still a functional classroom building, it is open to the public for tours. Wren Chapel is a must see.

Thank Phillip K
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Reviewed May 2, 2016

I have been going to Williamsburg since I was a young girl. I have visited a number of places throughout the Williamsburg area but I do not remember having visited the Wren building until this past March. What a great find1 Highly recommend to everyone...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2016

Love this tour. Love this building. So much history right here in colonial williamsburg. Its a great place to learn about schooling in the colonial days.

Thank mary532
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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
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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

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