John Marshall is best known as the “Great Chief Justice” for his role in creating the modern Supreme Court. He served from 1801 until 1835 and his influential decisions, such as Marbury v. Madison, helped shape the principle of judicial review. With the largest collection of original Marshall family pieces, guided tours of his home offer an in-depth look at the formation of American government through the lens of the federal judiciary.

Marshall built his home in Richmond’s historic Court End neighborhood in 1790 and lived there for forty-five years until his death. It is a Federal-style brick building that originally included several outbuildings, including his law office.

The home remained in the Marshall family until the Harvie sisters sold the land to the City of Richmond in 1907. When the City announced plans to demolish the house to build a high school, the leadership of Preservation Virginia protested. In 1911, the house was placed in the care of Preservation Virginia to be restored and opened to the public. The building was officially transferred to our in ownership in 2006.

Address

818 East Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23219

Hours

March 2 through December 30

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Explore the home of the “Great Chief Justice”

Plan your visit

Guided Tour

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 fellow visitors and discuss Marshall’s impact on the federal judiciary and the ways those decisions influence us today.

Self-Guided Exhibit

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.

Day Trip

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.

 

VISITOR INFO

Hours & Directions

March 2 through December 30

Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

History Short

History Short with Ken Farmer and Ron Hurst (Part 2)

Watch Ken Farmer of Antiques Roadshow and Ron Hurst, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s vice president for collections, conservation and museums, discuss an interesting handmade textile from our collection.

Watch

Admission

Pricing

Preservation Virginia MembersFree (Become a member)
General Admission$10
AAA, Senior (60+), Military Discount$9
Students$7
Children Under 6Free

Buy a Block Ticket to visit the John Marshall House and Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown for one special price, $14!

Call ahead and reserve a special discounted rate for groups of ten or more. Group tours are available by arrangements made no less than one week in advance of the visit.

Contact

For information on pricing and availability:

Inquire about JOHN MARSHALL

Karyn Vice, Site Coordinator
johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org
804-648-7998

Tours & Site Rental

The John Marshall house is a beautifully restored Federal-style brick building located conveniently in Downtown Richmond, Virginia. Make your event truly special with the John Marshall House’s unique blend of Virginia architecture, history and urban garden space.

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.

Contact

For information on pricing and availability:

Inquire about JOHN MARSHALL

Karyn Vice, Site Coordinator
johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org
804-648-7998

Key Visitor Info

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.