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The College of William and Mary

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Address: 102 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3616
Phone Number: +1 757-221-4000
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The Sir Christopher Wren building, the oldest college building in America,...

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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We enjoyed driving through campus and see all the improvements and changes. The new stadium is quite impressive!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed driving through campus and see all the improvements and changes. The new stadium is quite impressive!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire campus area is beautiful as one would expect for the second oldest college in the United States. the grounds are well maintained. A very typical small town university setting. The book store is a definite place to stop and pass an hour or two.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The College is a great place to,walk around so many interesting buildings. The Wren Chapel is a must see building.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a beautiful place to visit in Williamsburg There are many historic buildings to explore. The campus is gorgeous with lovely, tree-lined paths and benches. It is always a pleasure to visit a top university.

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Northport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

William and Mary's beautiful colonial campus is directly adjacent to Williamsburg's Merchant Square. The college played a key role in educating our founding fathers and is a must visit stop while in WIlliamsburg. No tickets are needed. Tour the Wren building where Thomas Jefferson studied and walk the extremely scenic campus. It's a great quiet break from the hustling colonial... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We did not see inside the college but we were lucky enough to be staying in the same hotel as the Football Team who were there for Homecoming. They were kind enough to take a photo for me to send home to my son and they were very respectful and very helpful to those who were staying there. I say... More 

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We like to visit America's Institutions of Higher Education, and we always Viet William and Mary on every Williamsbug visit. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren this fine college is an excellent modern institution. The October bonus is that we enjoy talking with students.

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central VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This college is one of the most academically respected public universities in the nation and has a beautiful campus that borders on Colonial Williamsburg. Parts of campus are more like a state park than a college, and walking around can be soothing thanks to the large trees and attractive landscaping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a gorgeous campus, and it was so exciting to see the second-oldest college in America. It was established in 1693, and was attended by several of our Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson attended this school, and George Washington received his surveyors license here, and was the school's first American Chancellor. Be sure to visit the Wren Building - the... More 

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