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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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Beautiful Campus

Whether you are touring the campus looking for a college experience or a place to picnic. This campus is highly recommended.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Norfolk, Virginia

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

Whether you are touring the campus looking for a college experience or a place to picnic. This campus is highly recommended.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

William and Mary, if you look back history, you will find out that it's not just the name of a school, but the where real people, and there where in love ,William and Mary, is on of the oldest college around, they say it's not ivy league I say it is,visit and you will see ,the rich green grass,the sunken... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dates to 1693. Originally established as private university and became public institution in 1906. In addition to multiple presidents, and Supreme Court justices, this university also educated four signers of Declaration of Independence. Campus is certainly one of most beautiful locations in US. To learn here is to look history in the eye at every turn.

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Yonkers, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since WM is/was one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the USA (and the 13 English colonies), it's worth a visit, or at least a walk through some of the grounds. You get a feel of what a traditional place of classical learning is all about and you can enjoy fantastic old English (Georgian?) architecture all around you.... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One the oldest colleges in the United States. The campus is comprised of colonial buildings but modern inside. Beautiful just to walk around and eat at one of the cafes. There is a performing arts theater and Muscarelli Art Museum, a theater by the river and a sunken garden and Asian wooden bridge. Go exploring and enjoy the serinity

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Northern California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campus is small and elegant, and definitely worth a visit. America's second oldest university, it has a rich history that pre-dates the American Revolution, and its law school has educated several presidents, and is still in operation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed visiting this campus. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The history here is phenomenal and you are immersed in it. Having the old buildings along with knowing that Thomas Jefferson et alia attended here kept me interested.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

William and Mary is one of the oldest colleges in America, established in 1693 The Wren Building, Chapel, and campus grounds are all worth touring during any season.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is even better than visting Colonial Williamsburg, strolling through the gorgeous older part of campus, and especially the Christopher Wren building, which is without compare. Be sure to give yourself several hours to visit and absorb this place, the second oldest college in the country

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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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