A Convenient, Luxurious Bed & Breakfast in the Heart of Downtown Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bed & Breakfast Near William and Mary College
Visiting the College of William and Mary to seek admission? The Fife & 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”.
February 8, 1693
King William III and Queen Mary II granted a charter to establish The College of William and Mary in Virginia for a “perpetual College of Divinity, Philosophy, Languages, and other good Arts and Sciences” . The King provided, a penny tax on every pound of tobacco exported from Maryland and Virginia to countries other than England, the “Profits” from the surveyor-general’s office and 10,000 acres each in the Pamunkey Neck and on Blackwater Swamp (to fund the college). The Reverend James Blair was named president of the College and served until his death in 1743.