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The John Marshall House

818 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219-1917
+1 804-648-7998
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Best Tour in Richmond!

The things I never knew about our first Chief Justice were plentiful. This is the original home of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Niagara Falls
Tour of Marshall's Richmond Home

Terrific guided tour and discussion of Justice John Marshall. Super stop, very personal discussion... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Daniel K
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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
+1 804-648-7998
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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
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

1  Thank Broadean
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This historic home of John Marshall is certainly worth a visit. The rule of law promoted by our first Chief Justice of the United States provides a wonderful history lesson!

1  Thank NancyB936
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The house has a lot of the original furniture and artifacts from John Marshall. The tour provides a fair amount of legal history involving John Marshall. The site director's knowledge and enthusiasm is contagious. I think it will appeal most to lawyers and history buffs.

3  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I visited on a slow day in the winter with some other friends. We had the most wonderful tour--it could have gone on for another hour, and we'd still have been there! Out guide was so knowledgeable and charming--every room was made by her into...More

3  Thank Yorkriver
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Built in 1790, this was the home of John Marshall, framer of the constitution, Secreatary of State and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Closed Monday.

2  Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This tour was so enjoyable because it was not rushed or crowded, and our guide was interesting and very informative. Prepare for a fascinating history lesson along the way! Recommend it as very worthwhile, and take the time to visit the John Wickham House/Valentine as...More

1  Thank LJL1974
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I was lucky and got a one-on-one tour 1st thing in the morning. Lots of original Marshall furnishings and info about Marshall's family and career. Marshall was truly a founder of the nation, shaped the proper role of the court and even presided over the...More

Thank Michael B
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