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The Marshall House

217 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176-2305
+1 703-777-1301
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Highly informative glimpse into history

The docent was very knowledgeable and explained things very lividly. Me being the only visitor at... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ulf1boehme
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Herndon, Virginia
Learn a lot about General George Marshall

Because they were not open when we would be in town, we booked a private tour. The Marshalls... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PhoenixRobin
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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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217 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176-2305
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The docent was very knowledgeable and explained things very lividly. Me being the only visitor at the time, he extended the tour, which is scheduled to last 45 minutes, by a full half hour. The exhibits are really fascinating. This house is a must-see when...More

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad that you enjoyed your recent tour at the Marshall House and that you found your docent to be especially engaging. I hope you will come back and that you will tell others about your experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because they were not open when we would be in town, we booked a private tour. The Marshalls purchased this home as a retirement home and lived in it until his death in 1959. It stayed in the family and 95 percent of the furnishings...More

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm sorry that you had difficulty finding our parking area, which is described on our website. I hope that your positive experience with one of our fine docents compensated for any inconvenience. I hope you pay us a return visit and that you tell others...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dad and I have always been fond of Marshall and decided to visit this museum when we were in town. The house was in great condition and had almost all of the original furniture. The guides gave an outstanding tour of the house along...More

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am delighted that you and your father were so pleased about your recent visit to the Marshall House. Please come back.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 12-year old son and his classmate, both of whom are history buffs, and I recently visited the Marshall House. Our guide (sorry I cannot remember her name) was loaded with facts and stories which she shared as we walked through the home. The ninety-minute...More

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am always glad to hear about young visitors who appreciate the Marshall House and George C. Marshall. I hope that you and your son will return and will bring others with you.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited The Marshall House with friends. Docents were well informed and friendly. It was not crowded and we only waited a few minutes for a tour. Very interesting & Fascinating to learn about the life of George C. Marshall and the impact of his leadership...More

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit and our fantastic docents. Please spread the word and be sure to come back.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I have long admired George Marshall just based on the Marshall Plan. This tour filled in all of the other professional and personal accomplishments. I was very lucky to have Audrey to myself between several other tours with groups. She was a wonderful source of...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

What an interesting, informative, and enjoyable tour our party of 4 had of this historic home in Leesburg. Our guide, Dan, was so knowledgeable about the history behind the home and the incredible man who occupied it. General Marshall was an incredible human being who...More

Thank Linda H
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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

I am pleased that you enjoyed your tour of the Marshall House with Dan. He is typical of our many fine docents.

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Incredible and detailed history of one of the great Generals known for his reconstruction of Europe through the Marshall plan. His personal life and his integrity of a life serving his Nation well presented in displays, touring his home, and the knowledgable docents.

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

I was delighted with my Saturday morning visit! The docent was extremely knowledgeable and responsive to my multitude of questions. Hollywood has done a great job of portraying Generals Douglas MacArthur, George S. Patton Jr., and Omar Bradley. This museum fills that gap on giving...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

The tour guides are very well versed on the history of this house. Some great historical furnishings and influence in a quaint old town area.

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

I'm glad you had such a good experience at the Marshall House. Please come back, and tell your friends about us.

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weechurbana
November 12, 2016|
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Response from tbowers42 | Property representative |
The Marshall House is open for public tours on Saturdays from 10 to 4 and Sundays from 1 to 4. Sunday, December 18, will be the last day for public tours in 2016. The house will be closed during January and February.
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