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Wren Building

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Address: West End of Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA
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Historic site

The Wren Building is worth a stop. Learn about it's earliest beginnings/construction and continued strife for higher education.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Williamsburg, Virginia

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Wren Building is worth a stop. Learn about it's earliest beginnings/construction and continued strife for higher education.

Thank eileenshafer
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can visit this one single place again and again, and always come away feeling like you've seen and learned something new and different. It's that amazing. If you are in Williamsburg, you simply must visit here, where Thomas Jefferson himself was a student and took classes

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
new jersey
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198 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I had to come to the cheese shop twice because it was so crowded! The second time we waited in a very long time and someone took our order for a ham and cheese sandwich to go. We waited more than 20 minutes for that sandwich to arrive! I could have gone elsewhere if I knew how long everything took.... More 

Thank jocar99
Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wren Building is the oldest education buildings in service in America. William and Mary is a beautiful campus, and this building is a wonderful example of the woodworking and craftsmanship of the time. I am so glad to see it preserved. We went into the chapel to sit and just take a few minutes to be quiet and think of... More 

Thank 62barb53
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg, this is one of the places you need to have the right ticket to enter as admission is not "free". It is very beautiful inside, and gives you a good feel for what a "big" church would have been like in the Colonial times. It is not that big, but for it's time... More 

Thank cockers2luv
Totowa, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

A true step back in history.The oldest classroom in america and its not in boston. Great tradition how the freshmen walk in one side and when they graduate the walk back out.

Thank Frank I
Lynchburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of the two most historical educational buildings in Virginia, The Rotunda in Charlottesville being the other. We enjoyed the restored classroom on the first floor and the plaques at the entrance.

Thank William B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Attended a free Saturday morning organ recital here which was a great start to the day.These are weekly, are free and they last about half an hour which is enoght o apptreciate the sound from the instrument and the dexterity of the organist, Rebecca Davy. After we spent a further leisurely half hour walking round the building with a leafket... More 

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victoria, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Sat in a classroom designed by Christopher Wren (St Paul's Cathedral, London), in the earliest building (I think) on the campus of the College of William and Mary in the heart of Williamsburg, Va -- fabulous lines and proportions, e.g., in the windows. It's a jewel.

Thank islander37
Waynesboro, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Be sure to visit this building across the street from merchants square on to the campus of William and Mary. A very informative young lady who is a student there gave us a history lesson that we never knew existed. Such a beautiful building inside and out and to be the oldest college building in the United States is amazing.... More 

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