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Address: 818 East Marshall Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Phone Number: +1 804-648-7998
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Marshall is best known as the "Great Chief Justice" for his role...

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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Home of "Greatest man never to be President"

In a city that emphasizes statuary and museums and houses and cemeteries and battlefields that date to the Civil War, the home of John Marshall offers a change of pace. Located at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

In a city that emphasizes statuary and museums and houses and cemeteries and battlefields that date to the Civil War, the home of John Marshall offers a change of pace. Located at 818 East Marshall Street in Richmond's historic and fashionable Court End, the Federal-style brick house was built in 1790. Marshall and his family lived there until his death... More 

Thank Taylor B
Hastings, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

The house is very nice, well kept, and tours are led by knowledge staff. It is a pleasant diversion and will teach you something about American jurisprudence

Thank DowneastCornhusker
Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

John Marshall was a real character and this is the place to come to learn more about the Supreme Court founder and Thomas Jefferson hater. You can practically see and hear all of the parties held in his home. The house itself is sanwiched in among current day courts and government buildings but the grounds are sedate and lovely. The... More 

Thank Liz_F121
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the home of this under appreciated but highly-influential jurist in the early 1800's. This person had a brilliant legal mind and his home reflected that. It is always great to see how famous persons lived and imagine how that impacted their lives and decisions. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing this site.

Thank Stephen F
Boardman, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This house tucked into the hustle and bustle of downtown Richmond is truly an important part of Anerican history. It was the home of John Marshall, the influential Chief Justice and the man who essentially created the Suprme Court as an equal branch of government. The tour guides here are wonderful - they really appreciate this historic treasure and their... More 

Thank GozerTheTraveller
Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The tour guide had lots of little details to tell about the house and you could tell how much he enjoyed what he was doing. Just a very up close and personal touch.

Thank David I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Richmond has an annual "Court End Day" in Dec which we happened to catch so this house and many other historical attractions were free. Well worth a visit even if you pay admission. Learned a lot about John Marshall, a chief justice of the Supreme Court. Great place to go if you like history.

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williamsburg virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great restored home of Jihn Marshall. Many pieces of original furniture, personal effects and art work. We an an excellent tour guide and enjoyed our visit. Gift shop has some very interesting books. A lovely gem in the middle of historical Richmind. parking is readily available in the VCU lot one block away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This house does not receive much traffic, and that's a shame. It was the home of John Marshall, the longest serving chief justice of the Supreme court, and arguably one of the most influential Americans ever. The tour guides are very knowledgeably, and you can learn a great deal about early American history visiting here. Although it is only a... More 

1 Thank MrJoelB
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S.built this home in 1790. He had a vision of what this new democracy should be. He entertained politicians and movers and shakers..often at two dinner sittings in one night because of the numbers he invited (!) The home has much of the original furnishings and is tastefully done and a fine tour is... More 

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