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The John Marshall House

818 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219-1917
+1 804-648-7998
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John Marshall is one of the most appreciated figures in American history. Learning about him and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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John Marshall House

Definitely worth a visit. The tour guides in each room were informative. His home had changed very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlene F
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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. Marshall was a true Founding Father, serving in local, state and national government as well as the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of the United States Government. He was also well known locally as a leading member of Richmond society and a gracious and jovial host. The property remained in the Marshall family until 1911 when it was sold to the City of Richmond, but the house was saved from demolition by local preservationists. The John Marshall House has been a museum since 1913 and contains the largest collection of furnishings and memorabilia associated with the Marshall's family and career. Visitors to the site can enjoy a guided tour of the house including the remarkable collection of original furnishings, take a stroll through the colorful garden, visit the museum shop, or even try their hand at the game of quoits (John Marshall's favorite game). The Marshall House is walking distance from the Virginia State Capitol, the Library of Virginia, and the Valentine Richmond History Center.
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818 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219-1917
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Irina V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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

1  Thank ProfessorCharles
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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

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

John Marshall had such a big role in our country’s early history and the guided tour was EXCELLENT and so detailed. That the house has so many original things is extraordinary.

Thank Kim K
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

I was just visiting sites in Richmond. I toured this house. Really nice. You learn much about this man from here.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The things I never knew about our first Chief Justice were plentiful. This is the original home of John Marshall and his family. It is well kept and the tour is tremendous. The knowledge our docent displayed was amazing. We spent over two hours here....More

Thank journeymaid48
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Terrific guided tour and discussion of Justice John Marshall. Super stop, very personal discussion and historical artifacts. We enjoyed this tour.

Thank Daniel K
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

This home was an excellent investment of time. It is well restored and has many artifacts belonging to the Marshall family. Tours are $10 and the guide was phenomenal. I parked at the VCU hospital garage and it is a short walk, with other historic...More

Thank Dewayne P
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We took our family from Maine to see the house. We have been before, but wanted to show off this Virginia treasure and they (and we) were not disappointed. Preservation Virginia has set up new ways to talk about the house from our previous visit....More

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