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Washington and Lee University

Jefferson St. (Rte. 11), Lexington, VA
+1 540-463-8768
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Lee Chapel Worth a Visit

The Lee Chapel is well worth a visit and includes the resting place of Gen. Robert E. Lee as well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
UKHeritage
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Providence Forge, VA
An idyllic small college campus in a beautiful valley setting

This is my undergraduate alma mater and I hold a special place for it. Visiting regularly since my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
j-abaum
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mercersburg, pennsylvania
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Established in 1749, Washington and Lee University is the ninth-oldest college in the United States.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good23%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
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Jefferson St. (Rte. 11), Lexington, VA
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+1 540-463-8768
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Lee Chapel is well worth a visit and includes the resting place of Gen. Robert E. Lee as well as the space he used as his office during his time with the university. Good tour and nice shop included.

Thank UKHeritage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my undergraduate alma mater and I hold a special place for it. Visiting regularly since my time there, Lexington and W&L bubble with history and innovations. The venerable Virginia Military Institute is next door and well worth a visit as well.

Thank j-abaum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful college campus; worth visiting just for historic value. It is a peaceful and tranquil place for a walk. Plus, seeing the college kids is fun!

Thank rnjones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through this georgeouos campus on a summer Saturday. Everything here is beauiful and well worth the time to stop and visit.

Thank G6221LFjamesp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a recent visit to Lexington, Virginia. This beautiful small college is nestled in the town. It features Lee Chapel which is a beautiful church where Civil War General is buried along with other family members plus his horse traveler. Nice tour of...More

Thank Tia B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The final resting place of Robert E. Lee, who served as the president of the college following the Civil War. The school has a stellar academic reputation along with a beautiful campus. The retained old-school charm while keeping amenities modern.

Thank mrvic2015
Reviewed 10 July 2017

For anyone interested in neo-classical (Federal-style) architecture and Southern Civil War history, this campus is a must-see!

Thank Madison S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

The campus is pretty and offered a nice walk. Visiting Lee Chapel was certainly the highlight of this campus.

Thank Melyssa E
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I have been to many colleges. This one is a great one to see simply because it has a great history behind it.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful area for an afternoon walk and especially pleasant at dusk. Connects to Virginia Military Institute campus for more of a stroll. Can park at Lexington Visitors Center and walk a block or two to campus.

Thank regiontravelreturns
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