Directions to Washington and Lee

Washington and Lee is located in Lexington, Virginia, a historic city of about 7,000 people in the central part of the Great Valley of Virginia. The city is some 50 miles northeast of Roanoke, 50 miles northwest of Lynchburg and 36 miles southwest of Staunton. Lexington is easily accessible by interstates 81 and 64.

From I-81 North, I-64 West: Follow interstate 81/64 to Exit 195. Follow the exit ramp and then turn right onto route 11 South. Follow for six miles into Lexington. Route 11 will fork, take 11 Business to the right and follow into town. Take a right at Washington Street and it will take you into the heart of the campus.

From I-64 East: Follow interstate 64 to Exit 55. Follow the exit ramp, turn right onto route 11 South. Follow the above directions.

From I-81 South: Follow interstate 81 to Exit 188B. Take 60 west and follow into Lexington. Stay on 60 until you reach Main Street and then take a right. At the next intersection (Washington Street) take a left and follow through one light into the heart of campus.

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Directions to our athletic facilities:

Alston Parker Watt Field
To arrive at Watt Field, take Route 60 West through town and past the W&L campus and the University Parking Deck.  Proceed up the hill approximately 1/2 mile past the parking deck and turn right on West Denny Circle.  Watt Field parking is located on the right just past the Liberty Hall Ruins.

Cap'n Dick Smith Field
To arrive at Smith Field, take Route 60 West through town and past the W&L campus and the University Parking Deck. Proceed up the hill approximately 1/2 mile past the parking deck and turn right on West Denny Circle.  Proceed on West Denny Circle for 1/2 mile until the road takes a 90 degree turn to the right.  At this point, there is a parking lot on the left that will service the Duchossois Tennis Center and Smith Field.  Upon parking, walk back the service road past the Tennis Center and Student Pavillion approximately 250 yards to Smith Field.

Dick Miller Cross Country Courses
To arrive at the Dick Miller Cross Country Course, take Route 60 West through town and past the W&L campus and the University Parking Deck. Proceed up the hill approximately 1/2 mile past the parking deck and turn right on West Denny Circle. Course parking is located on the right just past the Liberty Hall Ruins.  The start finish line is located between Watt Field and the W&L Turf Field, just a short walk from the parking lot.

Duchossois Tennis Center
To arrive at the Duchossois Tennis Center, take Route 60 West through town and past the W&L campus and the University Parking Deck. Proceed up the hill approximately 1/2 mile past the parking deck and turn right on West Denny Circle. Proceed on West Denny Circle for 1/2 mile until the road takes a 90 degree turn to the right. At this point, the Duchossois Tennis Center is right in front of you.  Parking is available in the lot to the left, right next to the facility.

Washburn & Outdoor Tennis Courts
To arrive at the Upper or Lower Tennis Courts, please park in the University Parking deck located at the intersection of Washington Street and Nelson Street. From the parking deck, take the University Footbridge to the Wilson Field and Tennis Courts area.

Warner Center/Doremus Gymnasium
To arrive at the Warner Center, please park in the University Parking deck located at the intersection of Washington Street and Nelson Street. The building right next to the parking deck is the Warner Center.  You can enter the building through a number of doors on each side of the buiding.  The Cy Towmbly Pool and racquetball and squash courts are located on the first floor.  The fitness center, equipment room and training room are located on the third floor, the basketball arena, Doremus Gym, the A.E. Mathis Wrestling Room and the main athletic offices are located on the fourth floor, while the fifth floor houses many of the coaches offices.

Wilson Field
To arrive at Wilson Field, please park in the University Parking deck located at the intersection of Washington Street and Nelson Street. From the parking deck, take the University Footbridge to the Wilson Field stands.

W&L Turf Field
To arrive at the W&L Turf Field, take Route 60 West through town and past the W&L campus and the University Parking Deck. Proceed up the hill approximately 1/2 mile past the parking deck and turn right on West Denny Circle.  Just a few hundred yards down the road on the right is the upper and lower freshman parking lots.  Both of these lots service the W&L Turf Field.