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College of William & Mary, Williamsburg

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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. For College of William & Mary and beyond, use our Williamsburg vacation builder to get the most from your Williamsburg vacation.
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  • walking on trails on campus, beautiful. first time visiting, summer break so not crowded. stayed across street at Cedars of Williamsburg, which we highly recommend.  more »
  • With some free time from shopping across the street, I wandered over to see the William and Mary campus. The old buildings, statues and the Sunken Garden were beautiful and photo worthy.  more »
  • Seeing the College of William and Mary one cannot help but envy the students who can study in such splendid suroundings.  more »
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  • 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.
  • We walked through the college, almost by accident; it was well worth the time and wander. A beaut piece of history.
  • bad school do not go to that shcool poop they say it is good just because thomas jefferson went there
  • 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.
  • Best business school in the nation for an MBA

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Where to stay in Williamsburg

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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