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.

Useful information

Address:

West end of Duke of Gloucester Street, 23185 Williamsburg

Phone:

+1 757-221-4000

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