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Wren Building

West End of Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA
+1 757-221-1540
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Incredible recreation of colonial decor

We attended a presentation here and were impressed with their ability to recreate an event from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charles S
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Mint Hill
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The Wren Building is one of the oldest collegiate buildings in the United states. There is a self... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
focusport22
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West End of Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a presentation here and were impressed with their ability to recreate an event from colonial times.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wren Building is one of the oldest collegiate buildings in the United states. There is a self guided tour of the first floor to see what was taught and how the college was organized. This was also the first building of the college.

Thank focusport22
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The tour was great. The house was great. The grounds were great. Our tour guide was charismatic and wonderful, and informed our group of many different interesting things. Although it may be boring for younger children and people short attention spans, the grounds are beautiful,...More

Thank jgrobuck
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This building is the oldest college building that is still active. You could tour the building and read about the history. Worth the stop, plus had bathrooms.

Thank poukala
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The oldest classroom building in the country located at the end of campus where Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William & Mary meet at end of Duke of Gloucester St. Free of charge. Walk through on your own. Neat place.

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

What a beautiful historical building! We loved seeing the original lecture hall and the chapel. Amazing to realize that Thomas Jefferson was a student here, and later an instructor. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank BevK74
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We met a delightful student who told us about Lieutenant Governor Spotswood' design of the rebuilt Wren Building and the fact that there is a Spotswood Society. The building is very old but has a wonderful chapel which is used for weddings and musical occasions,

Thank MacLachlan
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Its a beautiful historical place and def. a must see when traveling here. It is completely free too!

Thank microtelgville
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Beautiful space to visit, and the Saturday morning organ recitals at 10:00 a.m. are the best free music in Williamsburg! Anyone can visit, but only William and Mary connected people can use the chapel for a wedding, memorial service, concert, etc.

1  Thank GaspardRueben
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Wren Building was constructed in 1695 and is the oldest academic building still in use in the United States. It is the signature building of the College of William and Mary. There are a number of rooms that you can visit on the first...More

Thank WorldTravelerTWD
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