“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
Visiting the College of William and Mary to seek admission? Fife and Drum Inn is located 1 block from the historic heart of the campus, Wren Yard. We are located 2 blocks from the office at which campus tours originate. No lodging in Williamsburg, Virginia is closer to William and Mary College.
Our downtown Williamsburg bed and breakfast has hosted many students and families as they tour colleges of Virginia and the south. As your hosts Sharon & Billy were both born and raised in Williamsburg, they can be most helpful with questions that might arise as you make plans for your university years in the “Burg.”
Queen Mary II and King William III provided the charter to establish the College of William and Mary on February 8, 1693. This school in Virginia was created to offer a “perpetual College of Divinity, Philosophy, Languages, and other good Arts and Sciences.” W&M is second only to Harvard as the oldest school of higher education in America. To help underwrite the financial cost, the King required each pound of tobacco exported from Virginia and Maryland to countries (except for England) to be taxed 1 penny. The first president of the College was the Reverend James Blair, who served until his death in 1743.