William & Mary Tour | Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm

General Information

Tours depart from the front of Sadler Center at 1:15 pm and 3:00 pm.  Tour durations are 1.5 hours. All tours are walking so please dress appropriately. 

Please notify Gregg Shipp (gshipp@wm.edu or 757-221-2263) in advance if accessibility accommodations are required.


Construction Project Tour

This will be a walking tour of our Alumni House Renovation and Addition Project. The oldest portion of the Alumni House was originally known as the Bright House in honor of its first owner, Samuel Bright, and became part of the university in the 1920s. Some research indicates it was built in the 1850s. An addition was added in the 1990s. This project renovates portions of the original two structures and constructs a 32,000 sq. ft. addition. The tour will then highlight two recently completed projects – an addition to Zable Stadium and the new Integrative Wellness Center.

Hardhats and safety vests will be provided.  Please wear appropriate footwear.


Historic Campus Tour

This will be a walking tour of the historic Sunken Garden and Wren Yard. The Wren Yard includes the Wren Building (1695-1700), the Brafferton (1723) and the President’s House (1732-33). We will tour the Wren Building. These three buildings represent the soul of William & Mary’s colonial campus. The Sunken Garden, with its adjacent academic buildings, follows the spirit of eighteenth-century landscape gardens. The tour will include information briefs by the Office of the Historic Campus Executive Director and the University Associate Director of Grounds & Gardens.


West Utility Plant Tour

This will be a walking tour of our new West Utility Plant. The West Utility Plant provides chilled and hot water to the “new” section of campus. The plant was commissioned in December 2019, and at the time of commissioning had the ability to produce 3.900 tons of cooling and 29.9 MBTUs of heating. The tour will also discuss William & Mary’s energy conservation program efforts and the recent Solar Power Purchase Agreement signed with Dominion Energy. 

Colonial Williamsburg Tour

General Information

Spouses and guests can take a tour of Colonial Williamsburg with a private guide. Shuttles will leave from Kingsmill Resort. Your guide will direct you along the same paths through town walked by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, James Madison and others that played leading roles in the colonies’ independence. You will become well oriented, and make later visitation to shops and restored historic buildings more interesting if you later choose to purchase a Colonial Williamsburg admission ticket or return to visit with your conference attendee.

Tours depart from Kingsmill where a shuttle will transport participants to and from Colonial Williamsburg.

Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour

General Information

Set in Historic Williamsburg, VA the brewery tour is an immersive experience where you can hear, smell, touch and taste the components that go into some of the world’s most popular beers. This tour will take about 2.5 hours from start to finish.

  • Presentation: 30 Minutes

  • Brewery Tour: 1 Hour

  • Taste: 30 - 45 Minutes

All visitors should wear pants and closed toed shoes, as shorts and sandals are not permitted in production areas. 

Golf The River Course at Kingsmill Resort

General Information

Kingsmill Resort invites you to an exciting day of golf on a historic golf course designed by the renowned Pete Dye. The River Course, ranked in the Top 200 Resort Courses Nationally by GolfWeek 2019, is a fantastic golf course with scenic views and history a part of the 17th hole. Please join us for a fun golfing experience where we pair each player in a group of like skill sets, so whether you are a novice or scratch golfer, fun will be had! Once you have completed registration and the number of players playing has been assessed, tee times will be given out accordingly. Please join us for a fantastic day on the links!!!


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