Historic Sites: John Marshall House

Mar
12

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Polly’s Richmond: Specialty Tour with Shockoe Hill Cemetery

Mar 12, 2023

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Born March 13, 1766 in Jamestown, 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, …

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Mar
2

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“The Female Part of Society”: Women’s History Month Object Display at the John Marshall House

Mar 2, 2023 - Apr 2, 2023

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, your guided tour of the John Marshall House will include a visit to an exhibition of rarely displayed collections objects and archival materials that illustrate the lives of the diverse women related to Chief Justice John Marshall’s household. You will learn more about John and Polly Marshall’s family members, …

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Feb
25

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Spirits of Court End Tour with Haunts of Richmond

Feb 25, 2023

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Join the John Marshall House and Haunts of Richmond as we guide you through the fascinating haunts of Court End. Hear tales of the mysterious, tragic and spine-chilling things that have led to numerous reports of paranormal activity in this historic neighborhood. Your visit will include a 30-minute guided haunted history tour of the 1790 …

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Jan
16

Historic Places Art Contest Results

2022 marked Preservation Virginia’s inaugural Historic Places Art Contest. Open to elementary, middle, and high school students across the Commonwealth, students were asked to look within their local communities to select an historic structure, building, or place they deemed significant, and to interpret it in 2-D art. The contest garnered thirty submissions across six different …

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Feb
2

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John Marshall at Home Virtual Program

Feb 2, 2023

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Who, and what, made the man who made the Supreme Court? Join us on February 2, 2023 at 7 p.m. in our signature virtual program “John Marshall at Home”, which explores the varying, and often competing, identities John Marshall possessed throughout his life, including: son, soldier, scholar, husband, father, lawyer, Chief Justice, enslaver, and Quoits …

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Feb
21

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Landmark Ladies: Women and the Supreme Court Virtual Program

Feb 21, 2023

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Which legal precedents once limited women’s equality and treatment under the law, from Chief Justice John Marshall’s lifetime in the Early Republic to present? What journey has taken place in the United States to progress women’s access to and equality within the male-dominated legal sphere, and what progress is still left to accomplish? Join Preservation …

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Feb
11

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My Dearest Polly: Special Valentine’s Day Open House

Feb 11, 2023

5:00 pm — 8:00 pm

During their 48-year love story, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court always referred to his wife as his “dearest Polly.” Join the John Marshall House staff at for a very special event as we delve into the shared romance between John and Polly Marshall. Explore their 1790 home and hear tales of their love …

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Jan
17

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The Legal Legacies of John Marshall

Jan 17, 2023

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Chief Justice John Marshall (1755-1835) served 34-years on the U.S. Supreme Court (1801-1835) and during his illustrious tenure during America’s Early Republic, Marshall asserted the power and authority of the federal judiciary. Marshall developed his legal legacy through his vast precedent-setting, including the concept of judicial review shaped during Marbury v. Madison (1803). Not all …

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Jan
14

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Spirits of Court End Tour with Haunts of Richmond

Jan 14, 2023

7:00 pm — 9:00 pm

Join the John Marshall House and Haunts of Richmond as we guide you through the fascinating haunts of Court End. Hear tales of the mysterious, tragic and spine-chilling things that have led to numerous reports of paranormal activity in this historic neighborhood. Your visit will include a 30-minute guided haunted history tour of the 1790 …

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Jan
5

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To Be Purchased & Possessed: Slavery at the John Marshall House Virtual Program

Jan 5, 2023

7:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Richmond’s historic John Marshall House–the 1790 home of the 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice–existed as an urban site of forced labor for over 65 enslaved men, women, and children between 1790 and 1835. Join our Museum Educators in this virtual program that explores the lives and labors of those the Chief Justice enslaved at 9th …

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