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 were laid for the U-shaped Wren Building, believed to have been designed by prominent English architect Sir Christopher Wren. Today, thousands of students are enrolled at this prestigious institution.

Useful information

Address:

West end of Duke of Gloucester Street, 23185 Williamsburg

Phone:

+1 757-221-4000

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