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Wren Building

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Address: West End of Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA
Phone Number: +1 757-221-1540
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William & Mary Tour

This has to be one of the two most historical educational buildings in Virginia, The Rotunda in Charlottesville being the other. We enjoyed the restored classroom on the first... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be one of the two most historical educational buildings in Virginia, The Rotunda in Charlottesville being the other. We enjoyed the restored classroom on the first floor and the plaques at the entrance.

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a free Saturday morning organ recital here which was a great start to the day.These are weekly, are free and they last about half an hour which is enoght o apptreciate the sound from the instrument and the dexterity of the organist, Rebecca Davy. After we spent a further leisurely half hour walking round the building with a leafket... More 

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victoria, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Sat in a classroom designed by Christopher Wren (St Paul's Cathedral, London), in the earliest building (I think) on the campus of the College of William and Mary in the heart of Williamsburg, Va -- fabulous lines and proportions, e.g., in the windows. It's a jewel.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Be sure to visit this building across the street from merchants square on to the campus of William and Mary. A very informative young lady who is a student there gave us a history lesson that we never knew existed. Such a beautiful building inside and out and to be the oldest college building in the United States is amazing.... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is a worthwhile free stop in this historic area. It's a short walk from Merchants Square and worth it. It's a classic very old building that has been twice damaged by fire and then rebuilt. Tour guides are available to walk with you and explain what you are seeing. It's also still in use as classroom space, so students... More 

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wash dc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

It is a wonderful location for a small wedding party. Important, considering the age of the building, is the availability of air conditioning. Acoustics are good. It was a happy occasion.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

An impromptu self-guided tour of the Wren Building was the highlight of our day in Colonial Williamsburg. The rooms were awe-inspiring and the historic significance was moving. This is a don't miss if you make it to CW.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The main building of the College of William and Mary, founded in 1692 by King William and Queen Mary of England. This building is of interest to those who are considering attending the College of William and Mary or to those who are interested in history and architecture. The Wren building was the original main college building housing students and... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I have lost count of the number of times we have stopped by to listen to the organ recitals the recitals are free the tour of the building is free the architecture is interesting parking is a challenge you can access the building from Merchant's Square (across the road) and enjoy the courtyard on you way inside

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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We experienced this on our college tour of William & Mary. Our college tour guide told us that the college still uses the Wren building for classes - that is so cool!!! Wonderful inside to feel like you are walking back in time. The outside of the building is so beautiful as well. What a beautiful campus to see.

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