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Address: 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg, VA 20176
Phone Number: +1 703-777-1301
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Description: 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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A Wonderful Tour Worth Your While.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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34 reviews
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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

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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 

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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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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 

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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 

Goochland, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This humble estate honors a humble man with a most distinctive wartime military career and who later was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for taking war-torn Europe from ruins to prosperity. Most today know little of the famous VMI graduate who had such a lasting influence in history. Take the time to learn about him and his family while touring... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Home to George Marshall and his second wife, Catherine. Initially it was a weekend respite from his official quarters on Fort Myer. Our docent (whose name I unfortunately did not write down) was excellent. Passionate, animated and clearly fascinated with the life of George Marshall, he made history come to life. As was the very nice lady who greeted us... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The attraction here is not so much the home itself -- though there are treasures and artifacts of interest that hint at the respect he engendered from leaders like Churchill and Chiang Kai-Shek. The reason for the visit is the chance to get acquainted with George Marshall, a true statesman and visionary of a kind we see all too rarely.... More 

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Herminie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you review the website you can see this was a modest style home. They've done a bang-up job trying to make it interesting. I will say the tour was overly long (2 hours). I still enjoyed my visit. One other complaint, though, we arrived at opening time and they were not ready for us and kept us waiting several... More 

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