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Address: 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone Number: +1 703-777-1301
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The Marshall House (formerly Dodona Manor), is situated on 3.8 acres of...

The Marshall House (formerly Dodona Manor), is situated on 3.8 acres of gardens on the eastern end of Leesburg's Old and Historic District. The site is designated a National Historic Landmark as the residence of General George C. Marshall from 1941 until 1959. During his residency in the home, General Marshall served our nation as Chief of Staff of the Army, as Special Envoy to China, as Secretary of State, as President of the American Red Cross, and as Secretary of Defense. His career as a military officer spanned 44 years, including distinguished service in two world wars. General Marshall was the architect of the European Recovery Plan (The Marshall Plan), and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. General Marshall was described as the "Greatest American of the twentieth century" by both Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill.

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Excellent tour of the Marshall House

Our tour guide was Mr. Bill Bastic who gave an excellent tour of the house owned by General and Mrs. Marshall and he gave an outstanding discourse on the General's life and his... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was Mr. Bill Bastic who gave an excellent tour of the house owned by General and Mrs. Marshall and he gave an outstanding discourse on the General's life and his influence during WWII. In addition, he discussed the Marshall Plan that was instrumental in helping European countries recover after WWII. Bill was very knowledgeable, patient and was... More 

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844 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my father is a WWII history buff, I thought that he would enjoy visiting this house when my parents recently visited me. It was an easy walk from King Street down/up to the House. We ended up getting there just as a tour started. The tour was very similar to the previous one I had, with a few different... More 

Thank jehenson81
tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I'm glad you continue to enjoy the Marshall House, and I hope you'll keep coming back. (Tom Bowers, docent director) More 

Washington, D.C.
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220 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The Marshall Home in Leesburg is a great place to learn about George Marshall, the "organizer of victory" in World War II, creator of the Marshall Plan, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a beautiful house that served as Marshall's peaceful retreat during his many years of public service at the highest levels. The docents are enthusiastic... More 

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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The docents gave a good presentation on the Marshalls. I would have liked more history of the house and the renovations.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very interesting tour of Gen. Marshall home in Leesburg. Lots of history in these walls. Docents are all quite knowledgable and friendly as well. I just visited for the first time during this spring's Garden & Home Tour after living in Leesburg for 10 years. Quite surprised with the property, the home and the history. Poo Gen. Marshall never did... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Outstanding lunch provided in most professional manner in honor of high ranking German government leader. Presentation was superb and the meal received high acclaim.

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very gracious staff and knowledgeable, enthusiastic docent. We enjoyed learning about General Marshall's contributions to history and touring his restored home. Our group had both history buffs and neophytes and everyone found something to enjoy.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Parking and the approach to the house is from its rear. Look for the sign "Dodana Manor Shops" about 200 feet West of the actual Marshall home. Drive to the back of the small strip of stores, turn left and park. On your East side is a gate for the property on which the home sets. The home was originally... More 

1 Thank George M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I've wanted to visit this house for almost twenty years, but never managed to make time. I went today with my parents and cousin, having no idea what we were in for. We had signed up for a tour that had three people on it. Our docent, Tom, was already there when we arrived. The tour started promptly at its... More 

3 Thank Janice S
tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

Janice, thank you for the many kind words about your experience at the Marshall House last Friday. It was my great pleasure to host you, your parents and your cousin because of your enthusiastic interest in George Marshall and the house. I hope you'll return. Tom More 

Clinton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We loved our tour of the Marshall House in Leesburg. Our experience from beginning to end was so lovely. From the moment we entered we felt very welcome. Warren was our tour guide and he was very well versed in the history of the Marshall home and family. I highly recommend taking a tour of this beautifully restored home and... More 

1 Thank spikeandjulie
tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your recent visit to the Marshall House, former home of one of the most important people of the 20th Century and a museum of a 1950s home. Warren Ruefer was typical of our docents for his great admiration for George Marshall and for his desire to share that feeling with guests at the house. More 

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