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Address: 217 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg, VA 20176-2305
Phone Number: +1 703-777-1301
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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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Very interesting and enlightening tour!

A little known gem of history right at our front door! While staying for the weekend in Leesburg and tired of outlet malls, we decided to visit this museum. The docents were... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
Shirley B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A little known gem of history right at our front door! While staying for the weekend in Leesburg and tired of outlet malls, we decided to visit this museum. The docents were very informative and friendly. It was interesting to see how humble this great man lived. Well worth the trip.

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I am glad that our friendly and knowledgeable docents made for such a good experience at the Marshall House. Please come back and bring your friends, More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Far too few people locally even know this place exists! The world owes a debt of gratitude to Marshall and the Marshall Plan so the chance to tour his home and hear the story shouldn't be missed if you are in the area. My wife and if found the tour guide to be friendly and down to earth just like... More 

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I'm glad you had such a good experience at the Marshall House and with one of our amazing docents. Thank you for your nice comments. I hope you will return and bring friends. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The house is more ordinary than you would expect for George C Marshall. But then you see the film about him, and learn so much about his character from the amazingly knowledgeable and well spoken docent, that you realize he wouldn't have had it any other way. They made the General's character come to life. It was a very educational... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Spent over an hour touring Gen. George C Marshall's home in Leesburg with a most knowledgeable and friendly docent Joe. The mansion tour covers most of the first two floors of the 5000 sqft colonial mansion. The house furnishings are all of the Marshalls' things. Fascinating insights into the life of a brilliant yet most humble man who lived to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The docent was very knowledgeable about General Marshall, whose renown today suffers from a lack of self promotion on the part of a very humble man.

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Marshall House and that you had a good experience with one of our excellent docents. Please come back, and please spread the word. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Delightful and informative; start with the film. I assure you that you will learn significant facts about the impact of General Marshall if you have Bill as your docent. Seeing the gardens is fun and the entire tour takes less than 2 hours. It can be done in one hour.

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I am pleased that you had such a good experience at the Marshall House. I hope that you can return and that you will pass the word to others. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

This was our second time to tour The Marshall House. On both occasions we have to quality docents. The lady who escorted us this time we very knowledgeable about WW I and WWII and the rebuilding of Europe. She was herself from France and while she would have been very young through most of the reconstruction after the wars, she... More 

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I'm glad that you have enjoyed both of your visits to the Marshall House and that you have had such good experiences with our dedicated and passionate docents. I hope you return and that you pass the word along to others. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

A docent tour of General Marshall's reveals interesting facts about the General, his family, history and lifestyles. We were allowed as much time as we wanted and invited to ask as many questions as we thought of while touring the home and gardens. We learned so much in an easy and informal manner as we saw the rooms furnished as... More 

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you had such a good experience at the Marshall House, and I hope you will come back and will recommend it to others. We pride ourselves on our desire to tailor our tours to the interests of our guests, and it seems that we succeeded in your case. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

So glad we went!!! Our docent, Bill, was so professional and knowledgeable and well-spoken. Just a wealth of information about the house and American hero himself! I enjoyed the house being in keeping with how it was when The Marshall's would have lived there in terms of decor. Just lovely! And the amount of historical information we learned from Bill... More 

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you had such a good experience at the Marshall House with one of our many excellent docents. I hope you'll spread the word and return. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a must visit for those coming to Northern VA. George Marshall is a great American hero but not much known about him. His "Marshall's Plan" that he worked on and designed after WWII proved to be an excellent one. The Marshall center in Germany is still open and functional. If we have similar thoughts for the ME, we... More 

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tbowers42, Docent Director at The Marshall House, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Marshall House and that you share our opinion of that great American -- George Marshall. Please come back and spread the word. More 

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