College of William & Mary, Williamsburg

Familiarize yourself with one of the country's most historically important educational institutions, College of William & Mary. Founded in 1693, the university is the second oldest in the United States and has educated four of the country's presidents, including Thomas Jefferson. Tour the Sir Christopher Wren building, which holds the title of the oldest college building in the United States, and view the small chapel located inside. Admire the old architecture and rolling hills of campus, and imagine what life was like during Colonial Williamsburg. If you're brave enough, go on a guided Ghost Tour to hear campus legends and spooky tales. Many seminars remain open to the public, so find one to sit in on if you thirst for knowledge. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Williamsburg fast, fun, and easy.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Took some time visiting Williamsburg to tour the college. what a special place. Definitely recommend it if you are in the area.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    It was a lovely walk through the grounds of these historical college buildings and to notice the variations in the bricks of the oldest building.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Chartered in 1693, this College was named for King William III and Queen Mary II. It was the second college in the colonies and severed relations with Great Britain in 1776>  more »
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  • May 10, 2017
    I have a relative attending William and Mary currently. The campus here is gorgeous. I have been several times down to the campus to take my relative different places around Williamsburg. (My relative doesn't own a car, he lives on campus) I love coming down here just to see the beautiful campus. I look forward to my relative's calls to come and pick him up. I will say one thing though. Recently my relative went to the Rowe House, which has the "Confucius Institute" from China. The staff there were very disrespectful and told him to leave after he started asking questions about Mao Zedong, an old leader in China. Before he even started asking questions about Mao Zedong they had a disrespectful attitude and were rude. They seem to be giving William and Mary a bit of a bad name. According to my relative and his friends. Hopefully someone at William and Mary w/a bit of authority will start to come down on the "Confucius Institute" and tell them to properly talk and respect guests.
  • June 19, 2017
    We walked through the college, almost by accident; it was well worth the time and wander. A beaut piece of history.
  • February 17, 2017
    bad school do not go to that shcool poop they say it is good just because thomas jefferson went there
  • August 7, 2016
    A wonderful place to go to school. The campus is gorgeous, the classes are small and taught by professors, and the degree opens doors to just about anywhere. In my opinion it's the best school in Virginia and one of the best universities in the country.
  • June 17, 2017
    Best business school in the nation for an MBA

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Williamsburg offers lodgings for every taste, including four-star resorts, quaint inns, and budget-friendly hotels. Accommodations in the city's historical district provide easy access to all of the area's major attractions, but they also charge much higher prices than equally comfortable guesthouses in some of the outlying neighborhoods. For a genuine Virginian experience, consider pitching a tent or renting a cottage in one of the area's popular campgrounds, which offer shuttle services to the city's major attractions and provide free Wi-Fi, cable TV, and fenced-in areas for pets.
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