John Marshall House
Timed, Closed Group, Guided Tour
The John Marshall House is now open for interior tours, Friday through Sunday each week. You must select your tour time and purchase tickets online before arriving at the site. Social distancing must be maintained and masks are required for interior tours.
In a 45-minute tour guided by one of our trained interpreters, you’ll learn about the life and legacy of John Marshall. Engage with your guide and discuss Marshall’s impact on the federal judiciary and the ways those decisions influence us today.
Self-Guided Exhibit (Currently unavailable)
Walk through our Justice Gallery, a rotating exhibit space that brings current judicial topics to light through art.
Urban Garden Space
The historic Virginia flower gardens at the John Marshall House display plants found in the colonial gardens of Williamsburg and Yorktown that might have been maintained and enjoyed by the Marshall family.
Turn your visit into a day trip! We’re walking distance from several historic attractions in Richmond’s Court End neighborhood, including the Virginia State Capitol, the Library of Virginia and the Valentine. We also offer a block ticket to our historic site Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown in nearby Hanover County.
Hours & Directions
The John Marshall House is typically open March through December
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Save the Robe
We’re partnering with the John Marshall Foundation to save John Marshall’s iconic black judicial robe.
Marshall started a trend when he chose to wear a simple black robe as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He wanted the judiciary to signal their impartiality and devotion to equality through their clothing choices and decided not to wear the bright red robes of the English judiciary and some of his contemporaries.
His surviving robe is deteriorating due to the dyes used to make it it’s iconic black shade and we need your help to restore it. Visit savetherobe.com to learn more and make a donation today!Save the Robe
Donate to John Marshall House
Site Rental & Special Events
Meeting Space: Rent the John Marshall House, with space for up to 30 for your small group meetings and events.
Special Events: Rent our grounds for your special occasion, with space for up to 100 guests.
Group Tour Bookings
The John Marshall House is the perfect destination for groups interested in exploring the triumphs and complexities of Marshall’s personal and professional life. Our museum interpreters can create an immersive experience, just for you, that pulls back the curtain on one of America’s most influential Supreme Court Justices.
Group tours are available by arrangements made no less than one week in advance of the visit.
Location & Arrival
Metered street parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A public parking lot is available 2 blocks away on 9th and Clay Streets.