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“Memories of a Great Leader”
Review of The Marshall House

The Marshall House
Ranked #10 of 79 things to do in Leesburg
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Visited the George C Marshall home on Memorial day weekend. They purchased this farm house as a retirement home just before WW2 which, with the rebuilding of Europe, China issues and the Cold War kept kept them generally away until the final years of his life. The house is loaded with his personal items and is generally set up the same as it was from 1940-1959. Only an hour from DC and in the center of Leesburg it is a quirt but hidden walk back in time.

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Georege C. Marshall's historic residence welcomes you! You will find many interesting bits of history here that you can see in person. The low cost means that anyone can afford it, and it is close to many good restaurants. It is simply amazing that they have so much of the original furnishings and even clothing - the kitchen looks like the Twilight Zone in its completeness, as if the family just stepped outside for a minute.
If you are in your mid-fifties, like me, you'll recognize many of the kitchen items, and the grounds are just, well, divine! Bathrooms are really interesting and quite a part of the history. Nice!
I've been back, and will return when convenient. The volunteers are fascinating in their own right.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

You will enjoy the grounds, gardens, and home of the last great american statesman. Plan a trip with they have the summer concerts on the lawn and the house is open. You can order from La Villa Roma and they will run your pizza to you right on the lawn. They are located just accross the street. The antipasta is great for a summers evening. Wine, blanket, great fun.

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Reviewed May 17, 2012

I got a great education there about George Marshall

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Reviewed December 10, 2011

Wonderful place for photos. Great place for a picnic. Great staff. Lots of history. Cheap date idea. What are you waiting for?

1  Thank Mike T
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