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George C. Marshall Museum

1600 VMI Parade, Lexington, VA 24450
+1 540-463-7103
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Ranked #6 of 13 Attractions in Lexington
Type: Museums
Owner description: The independent Marshall Foundation perpetuates Marshall's legacy through scholarship, leadership and statesmanship programs and facilities (including... more » Owner description: The independent Marshall Foundation perpetuates Marshall's legacy through scholarship, leadership and statesmanship programs and facilities (including a museum and research library) that offer a wide range of resources and materials for use by the general public, amateur historians, scholars and students of all ages. « less
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Gloucester Point, VA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Somehow our history lessons did not tell very much about General Marshall. This is a wonderful place on the bueatiful campus of VMI set in the mountains of Western VA. What a man. This museum did a fantastic job of making him come alive. Even though he was a 5 Star General he was also very much a Peacemaker. Our... More

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Miami, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really informative museum and amazing library with military history. Definitely stop by during your VMI visit.

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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It gave a good look at the type of man that Gen. Marshall was. A stark contrast to the egos of the time period. However, there was minimal artifacts but a great film and good reads all through.

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Birmingham AL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

George C Marshall was a graduate of VMI. A fascinating man. The museum gives a great insight into his character and contributions to our country.

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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is a great museum that should not be missed by anyone who is interested in US history. Sec. Marshall was one of the great leaders and far sided visionaries for the United States and rebuilding of Europe after the war. I had no idea that he had all the accomplishments as a soldier statesman and leader of Nations. Winning... More

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Reston, Virginia
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26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This museum was a delight to visit with a small footprint but a huge impact. General GC Marshall committed his life to public service and made an impact on the world. Start with the 15 minute video and the remainder of the museum will fill in the gaps. I enjoyed the timeline, displays and level of detail. Go and learn... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The museum on the VMI campus is unassuming from the outside. The cost is a little high given the size of the museum, but the introductory video and wall-sized map detailing the events of WWII are very educational and helpful in understanding Gen. Marshall's life and contributions. Also, being able to see a Nobel Peace Prize up close is really... More

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Lexington, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

General Marshall is mostly forgotten by upcoming generations. This museum brings to light the contributions and major changes to history that George C. Marshall helped to bring about during his long career.

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Following an introductory video, visitors learn about Marshall's early life, education at VMI, military service, the Marshall Plan, and his Nobel Peace Prize. You will leave with a great appreciation for this man and his service to our country. Interesting information about WWII. You step out of the museum facing VMI's parade ground with the mountains in the background, a... More

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Virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Plan to spend 1-2 hours to really immerse yourself in this excellent history lesson. The interactive wall map was really informative. (Climb into the authentic jeep for a photo.) I loved it!

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