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The John Marshall House

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VERY interesting stop

We had some time to visit the John Marshall house since in is only a few blocks walk from the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Jim D
Haymarket, Virginia
Great Tour in Downtown Richmond

I had personally never heard of the house - but my out of town niece who teaches politics and... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Washington DC
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John Marshall is best known as the “Great Chief Justice” for his role in creating the modern Supreme Court. He served from 1801 until 1835 and his influential decisions, such as Marbury v. Madison, helped shape the principle of judicial review. With...more
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818 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219-1917
+1 804-648-7998
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

We went on a Saturday afternoon and had the tour guide to ourselves. He was quite knowledgeable we enjoyed learning about John Marshall.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The enthusiastic docent made the house come alive with stories about the Marshall family. I was amazed by the wisdom and sacrifices of people who provided the foundation of a governmental system that has made the US the envy of the world.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nick N
Reviewed 29 August 2018

We had some time to visit the John Marshall house since in is only a few blocks walk from the Capitol Building. The house and the man are extremely interesting. Our guide, Sara, was very knowledgeable, provided an interesting tour, and was able to answer...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Jim D
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I had personally never heard of the house - but my out of town niece who teaches politics and social studies insisted we go. It was well worth the time and money. Its is not a "big" tour but our guide was excellent and we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Aiberdeen
Reviewed 30 June 2018

I visited the Marshall House and was pleasantly surprised first off as you enter from the rear of the building there is a lovely small garden with benches to sit on if you feel like reading or eating lunch as I said the entrance is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Terrific tour of the house of, arguably, the most important American who was never a president nor had a hit Broadway show written about him. The tour guides are knowledgeable and can get into as much detail as you want about the man or the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Bart A
Reviewed 7 April 2018

John Marshall is one of the most appreciated figures in American history. Learning about him and his impact on American history was highlight of our Richmond visit

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Irina V
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The tour guides in each room were informative. His home had changed very little from when he lived there. Nice to see this type of preservation. 50% of items are his and family’s furnishings. His desk, books, china, etc.

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 212charlenef
Reviewed 31 January 2018

John Marshall may be more recognizable today for his name than for his carefully considered decisions. If you're interested in Marshall, this is worth the time. There are a number of his items throughout the house, and the guides there will make sure that you...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Whistle stop tour of JMs house but packed with detail and apparently my sophomore is going to get extra credit! Very helpful staff, couldn’t ask for more

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Wilsonjr65
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