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“see Lee's tomb, but not until after 1 on Sunday”

Washington and Lee University
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Lexington
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Owner description: Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest college in the United States.
Reviewed July 14, 2013

You've got to walk over and visit the chapel to see Robert E. Lee's tomb. Unfortunately, we were there on a Sunday morning and the chapel is locked until 1 o'clock. I could hear someone inside running a vacuum cleaner..... we were disappointed about that - BUT you can always walk around to Traveller's grave - they've got him buried in the bushes out to the side of the chapel.

W & L has a pretty campus - wide open and quiet - on a Sunday anyway.

Thank tripeeblonde
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This college campus is beautiful and charming . The architecture is very traditional and quaint. It is certainly worth a stop when in the area.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Everyone that sells bagels say that they have the best...this place has the best and great salads too.
The iced coffee is better than four other places that we have had In town

Thank Lollypop
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

The campus is just beautiful. We were very limited on time, so spent most of our time in the Leyburn Library. (amazing resource center...wonderful rare collections of both George Washington and Robert E Lee. Call ahead and they'll help you find what you need.) We wish we could have spent more time at the museum.

Thank PortlandPen
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

I have seen many campuses and this one ranks among the nicest. We stopped as much to see former University President Robert E. Lee's (and his horse Traveller's) place of interment. However, the campus, when we came across it, was absolutely striking. The sloping hill with the beautiful buildings looking down from the top presents a memorable sight. These older buildings on campus colonnade are typical high brow southern architecture built in the Greek Revival style. They are on the National Historic Register. Some of the other stone buildings in the front including the chapel add to the beauty. In walking through the remainder of campus, there were several interesting features including an impressive-looking gymnasium toward the back. The student union is one of the newer buildings and the interior presents a very comfortable atmosphere. If you are in Lexington, take a few minutes to walk through these serene academic grounds. You will be glad you did.

Thank Debbie K
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