Virginia Military Institute and Lexington, Virginia

Virginia Military Institute is the nation’s oldest state-supported military college located in Lexington, Virginia. VMI’s rigorous education includes a broad curriculum with undergraduate programs in engineering, science, liberal arts, and social sciences within a physically challenging and demanding environment.

Marshall Hall is the home of VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, which promotes leadership and ethics initiatives at the Institute. The facility is named in honor of Gen. George C. Marshall, VMI class of 1901, who was hailed by Winston Churchill as the “organizer of victory” for his leadership of the Allied victory in World War II. (See virtual tour image below)

Lexington, Virginia is one of Travel+Leisure magazine’s Best College Towns, as well as the sixth top small city in Virginia by Cities Journal, Lexington, Va. is accessible from U.S. Routes 11 and 60, as well as Interstates 64 and 81.

Situated at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, it is a small town full of history and culture, as well as amenities for business travelers attending conferences and symposia. Information on all that Lexington has to offer, including lodging, may be found at the Lexington and Rockbridge Area Tourism site.

Conference Hotels

Marshall Hall Conference Facility

The facility houses a 500 seat auditorium, a 640 seat assembly hall, four breakout rooms, and a formal conference room.

For handicapped accessibility or other assistance contact Derek Pinkham at 540-464-7582.


Traveling North on I-81, exit at 188-B

Take exit 188-B (60 West) and proceed to Lexington (a couple of miles). Turn right on Main St (which is one way north at this point). Immediately move into the left lane. After two blocks you will be forced to turn left onto Jefferson St (one way south). Immediately move into the right lane and then turn right onto Letcher Avenue. Proceed on Letcher until you enter VMI.

Traveling South on I-81, exit at 195

Take exit 195 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp (11 South). Proceed south on 11 to Lexington (about 5 miles). Follow the signs to downtown Lexington (11 business . . . Main Street). Main Street will split and become Jefferson Street (one way south). Immediately turn right onto Letcher Avenue. Proceed on Letcher until you enter VMI.

GPS: 319 Letcher Avenue, Lexington, Va. 24450