This Is Why You Need to Visit Washington College in Chestertown, MD

There’s something special about walking around a college campus. There are so many in every city and every state, yet each one has its own distinct look, culture, and tradition. During your stay at Brampton Inn, make sure you take a stroll around Washington College in Chestertown, MD. After you explore the campus, check out everything that Chestertown has to offer. Need help figuring out what to do in the area? Download our free Travel Guide! It’s full of local tips and ideas that make planning your trip easy and stress-free.

About Washington College in Chestertown, MD


After the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, George Washington gave the “College at Chester” a founding gift of 50 guineas (coins), agreed to serve on the board, and gave the college permission to use his name at the urging of founder Rev. William Smith. In 1782, the college officially became Washington College. Washington served on the Boards of Visitors and Governor’s for five years until he became the first President of the United States. Today, he is the college’s leading alumnus after receiving an honorary degree. As a result of his gift and passion, Washington College serves as a foundation to educate responsible citizen-leaders.

The Campus

Washington College sits just blocks away from the center of Chestertown and provides easy access to fun activities around town. Stroll along the red brick pathways through luscious green spaces and tree-lined streets. Look around at the amazing mix of old and new architecture such as Middle Hall, dating back to the mid-19th century, and Hodson Hall, built in the early 2000’s. Walk in the footsteps of George Washington and some of the first official citizens of the United States! Washington College’s campus is where history and beauty combine, creating an amazing destination for students and visitors alike.

Athletic Events

If you visit the area in the fall, winter, or spring, cheer on one of the school’s 18 varsity athletic teams. You can spot Washington College’s mascot, Augustus the Goose, at just about every sporting event on campus.

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