Nov 2, 2019
10:00 am – 11:00 am
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
818 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219
The high-stakes treason trial of Aaron Burr came at an unstable time – both in Europe and America. The American and French revolutions worried traditional European powers, who were determined to keep the radical new doctrine from undermining the power of their royalty. The United States seemed on the verge of a war with Spain over boundary disputes surrounding the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory, even as they struggled to preserve neutrality. In this troubled time Burr, who had just stepped down from the Vice-Presidency, began preparations for a military expedition that was either treasonous or patriotic.
In March of 1807, Burr was brought to Richmond, Virginia to answer for his actions. This was the second sensational episode in his life. Just three years earlier, he had killed Alexander Hamilton, one of the country’s founding fathers in a duel. How did the son of clerics and scholars end up in this desperate situation? Join us at the John Marshall House on November 2nd to learn about Richmond’s most sensational trial.
Included with General Admission. Tour available every hour on the hour.