“We could not get any closer to William and Mary when we brought our son for a tour. The admin office is just 2 blocks away.”
~ Charles, Charlie, and Vickie
If you’re planning a visit to the College of William and Mary for admission purposes, consider staying at our Williamsburg bed and breakfast, conveniently located just one block away from the heart of the historic campus, known as Wren Yard. Our inn is also a mere two blocks away from the starting point of campus tours. When it comes to lodging in Williamsburg, Virginia, you won’t find a closer option to William and Mary College.
The Fife and Drum Inn has been a welcoming haven for numerous students and families touring colleges in Virginia and the southern region. Your hosts, Sharon and Billy are natives of Williamsburg and can provide invaluable assistance and insights as you plan for your university years in this charming town. they are able to answer any questions you might have as you make plans for your university years in the “Burg.”
Statue of alumnus Thomas Jefferson on campus of William and Mary college
Don’t miss out on exploring the rich history of the College of William and Mary, founded by Queen Mary II and King William III on February 8, 1693. This Virginia institution was established to offer a comprehensive education in Divinity, Philosophy, Languages, and various other Arts and Sciences. William and Mary ranks second only to Harvard as one of the oldest institutions of higher education in America. To support its financial needs, the King imposed a tax of 1 penny on every pound of tobacco exported from Virginia and Maryland to countries other than England. The Reverend James Blair served as the first president of the College until his passing in 1743.
Make the most of your visit to William and Mary College by staying at the Fife and Drum Inn, your ideal Williamsburg lodging choice near this historic institution.