Polly’s Richmond Focus Tour with Shockoe Hill Cemetery

(Event Image: "Richmond From the Hill Above the Waterworks," by G. Cooke, 1834, Library of Congress)

Jun 18, 2023

2:00 pm — 4:00 pm

Born in 1766 Yorktown, Virginia, Mary “Polly” Ambler Marshall came of age within the landscape of the new nation. After settling in Richmond with her husband, the future Chief Justice John Marshall, Polly also built her life amongst the capitol city’s elite. What was Polly’s social, familial, political, and cultural journey as daughter, wife, mother, friend, citizen, and wife of the Chief Justice in the Early Republic? Which people, experiences, and personal objects illustrate Polly’s life, and death, in Richmond?

On Sunday, June 18 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., join Preservation Virginia’s John Marshall House and Richmond’s Shockoe Hill Cemetery in a back-to-back guided tour. Your visit will begin with a tour of the John Marshall House where Polly spent over 40 years. Following, you will travel the short distance to nearby Shockoe Hill Cemetery to view Polly’s grave and learn of her contemporaries buried there, as well as how these individuals helped shape Polly’s Richmond.

City street parking in Richmond is free on Sundays to accommodate your visit to the John Marshall House. Shockoe Hill Cemetery offers dedicated parking and is located 1.3 miles from the Marshall House.

Tickets are $25, but Preservation Virginia Members checkout with “MEMBER10” to receive 10% off your purchase. Reserve online to guarantee your spot!

Contact mdowney@preservationvirginia.org with any questions.

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