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The College of William and Mary

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Address: 102 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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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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NICE, QUAINT COLLEGE

Do you think you can study in one of these educational institutions and not get bored? It seems so quiet and the place is large - would you find your classes on time?

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Baltimore, Maryland

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Baltimore, Maryland
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do you think you can study in one of these educational institutions and not get bored? It seems so quiet and the place is large - would you find your classes on time?

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many of the acts were in the William and Mary campus grounds and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing such a distinguished school.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local alumnus, it is easy to overlook the quiet dignity and colonial elegance of the Sir Christopher Wren building and the adjacent College buildings in the Wren Yard. But a visitor will soon sense the history and tradition of the College on the back porch of the Wren building and the large wall panel listing the "Priorities" of... More 

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Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't go into any of the buildings, but walked around campus. The architecture, symmetry and overall look is very captivating. It will be to nice to return some day when school is in session and see students, faculty and the overall education process there.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on our own in December. There were no tours at that time, and the students were gone for winter break. We parked on the street. We should have started at the Wren Building (the large building at the end of the center sunken grassy area), because it had an information desk with a student there to answer questions... More 

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Bethlehem, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history and structures that are present are outstanding and a nominal. Students were all friendly and quick to answer questions. It's a definite must see if in Williamsburg

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were touring Williamsburg and drove around the campus. Everything was very neat and clean. Enjoyed seeing this historical campus.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Nice clean campus, very good walk to see one of America's oldest colleges. Nice to walk where fore fathers walked.

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Wakeman, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We walked the campus which is located next to the Williamsburg Market Square. Wonderful way to walk off a lunch or dinner. The campus is beautiful and the walking is easy. One can just imagine a young Thomas Jefferson in attendance.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

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