Friday: 74 degrees and morning rain
Saturday: 65 degrees and sunny
The W&L website with directions and maps:
To get to the Comfort Inn Virginia Horse Center, follow the W&L directions below to get onto Route 11 South. At the first stoplight, you’ll see the hotel off to your right, behind the Country Cookin restaurant. To get to W&L from the hotel, just get back onto Route 11 South at that first light, and follow the W&L directions below, going through two stoplights.
Here’s a map from the hotel website:
Directions to W&L
Lexington is located at the intersection of Interstates 81 and 64. Washington and Lee is less than two miles from the interstate.
Follow I-81 to exit 191 (which puts you onto I-64). Next, take exit 55 off I-64. Turn left onto Route 11 South at the stop sign. Once you are on Route 11 South, you will drive through three stoplights. After the third stoplight, you will cross the Maury River, and bear right onto Route 11 Business. You will pass Virginia Military Institute. After you pass VMI, you will see W&L on your right. Parking is available in the Visitors/Lee Chapel lot on Jefferson Street. Remain in the right lane and look for the brick entrance to the parking lot.
W&L Parking for Friday Afternoon/Evening
Park in the Washington and Lee Visitors/Lee Chapel Lot on Jefferson Street.
This parking lot is where we will meet at 3:45 p.m. for the tours of Lee Chapel and the Reeves Center, followed by the 6:30 dinner at the Southern Inn. All of these locations are a short walk from the parking lot, with uphill and downhill walking on brick and concrete sidewalks. Lee Chapel has some interior stairs, but our guide will show us an accessible entrance into the downstairs museum and gift shop.
SATURDAY MORNING PROGRAM/LUNCHEON
Park in one of two lots:
Elrod Commons and Hillel House are an easy walk of about five minutes from each other.
Directions to W&L Parking Garage
Follow I-81 to exit 191 (which puts you onto I-64). Next, take exit 55 off I-64. Turn left onto Route 11 South at the stop sign. Once you are on Route 11 South, you will drive through three stoplights. After the third stoplight, you will cross the Maury River, and bear right onto Route 11 Business. You will pass Virginia Military Institute. After you pass VMI, you will see W&L on your right. Remain in the right lane.
Pass the Visitors/Lee Chapel lot on your right. Go through the light at Washington Street. At the next light, Nelson Street/Rte. 60, turn right. Drive uphill; you’ll cross Lee Street at a light; you’ll see St. Patrick’s Catholic Church on your right; you’ll drive downhill; and you’ll see the multi-level W&L Parking Garage looming large on your right. It has elevators and a wooden walkway into the Elrod Commons, which also has an elevator.
SATURDAY LUNCHEON—HILLEL HOUSE
Park in the W&L Visitors/Lee Chapel lot. Walk to Hillel House by turning right on the sidewalk (Jefferson Street), then right at the intersection onto Washington Street. The Hillel House is half a block up the hill, a white structure, just before the R.E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church. You can’t miss it.Phone: 540.458.8956
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