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Richard Bland College of William and Mary is located in central Virginia, about 30 minutes south of the state capitol of Richmond. The campus is 750 picturesque acres situated within a beautiful pecan grove, an Asian water garden, nature trails and historic properties.


The center of America’s history

The RBC campus is minutes away from art museums, galleries, restaurants, and shopping in historic Old Towne. The Best Part of Virginia was an important location during the American Civil War and today you can tour nearby Fort Lee, visit trading stations and museums, and take a day trip to old battlegrounds. In fact, the area has been the filming locations for many Civil War-themed television shows and movies, including Mercy Street and Steven Spielberg’s 2012 film, Lincoln.


Rivers, beaches and more

Enjoy peaceful afternoons on a canoe, kayak or boat as you travel down the James and Appomattox Rivers. The Atlantic Ocean, the beautiful beaches of Virginia Beach and even the Appalachian mountains are so close that they

make great one-day trips to explore the outdoors.


Close to big opportunities

For a taste of the city, Richmond, Virginia is a half-hour drive away. Washington D.C., the nation’s capital and home to many Fortune 500 companies, is a two hour drive.