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“Cadets Galore”

Virginia Military Institute
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Drove through the campus during a break in classes. Cadets in various uniforms wee an impressive sight to behold. Buildings are in good shape and beautiful architecture.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Try to see a VMI parade on Fridays at 4:15 pm. The VMI Museum is well worth a visit, too. It's on the lower level of Jackson Memorial Hall and has on display Stonewall Jackson's horse, Little Sorrel.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Stopped at VMI on the way home from a week spent in VA. Specifically went to see the VMI museum.

The museum is free, although donations are accepted, and has a very nice displays that take you through the history of the establishment of VMI to the present. Upon entering the building you first encounter the auditorium (museum is downstairs) which has a large painting of the VMI cadets in the battle at New Market. In the museum the extensive gun collection they have is well displayed and also takes you through a chronological timeline of firearms. There are many historical items with descriptions of each which gives you an idea of the times. The hide of Stonewall Jackson's horse, Little Sorrel, stretched over the frame of a horse is a highlight. Different uniforms are also displayed. It was interesting to see who some of the people who attended VMI were. Not too large, but on two floors, you can easily spend 1 - 1 ½ hours in the museum.

We happened to visit on the day of the ring ceremony and saw the cadets polishing the "rock" ring and box the whole time we were on the grounds. You can get a guided tour from cadets (if available during your visit) or take a self guided walking tour.

Wish we would have planned to spend a day in Lexington to explore the whole campus (take the tour) and visit other historical sites in the city.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

The site of VMI campus is amazing. This is a must see if your are in the Lexington area. The grounds are beautiful and the buildings are impeccable.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Zacch B
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Go when the cadets are on parade and enjoy their marching band and bagpipe band, or enjoy an occasional choral concert. Explore the historical sites and collections. Learn about the participation of cadets and graduates in so many of the nation's wars.

Date of experience: October 2017
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