College of William and Mary

Predating Williamsburg itself, this lovely "university college" ranks as the second-oldest institution of higher learning in the US after Harvard. King William and Queen Mary chartered it as a theological college for gentlemen in 1693, and in 1695 the foundations for the stately U-shaped Wren Building, believed to have been designed by prominent English architect Sir Christopher Wren, were laid. Today this prestigious coeducational state institution enrolls some 5,500 undergraduate students.

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Address : 

200 Stadium Dr

Nearby tourist attractions

Bruton Parish Church
Bruton Parish Church
The small but elegant cruciform brick
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George Wythe House
George Wythe House
The starkly Georgian original brick home
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Courthouse of Colonial Williamsburg
Courthouse of Colonial Williamsburg
Completed in 1771, the Georgian brick
Governor's Palace
Governor's Palace
The Governor's Palace, built in 1722,
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DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
This gallery, renowned for its
2:00
Jamestown Settlement
Jamestown Settlement
This state-run facility re-creates the
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Bruton Parish Church
Bruton Parish Church
The small but elegant cruciform brick
0:15
George Wythe House
George Wythe House
The starkly Georgian original brick home
0:15
Courthouse of Colonial Williamsburg
Courthouse of Colonial Williamsburg
Completed in 1771, the Georgian brick
See all

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Bruton Parish Church
Bruton Parish Church
The small but elegant cruciform brick
0:15
Governor's Palace
Governor's Palace
The Governor's Palace, built in 1722,
1:30
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum
This gallery, renowned for its
2:00
See all