What is it?
Historic house museum, the former home of the fourth Chief Justice of the United States and Founding Father John Marshall.Why should you go?
The walking tour of downtown Richmond
includes, among other historic sites, this house that is located in Court End, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. Built in 1790, it was the residence of John Marshall, known as the ‘Great Chief Justice’ for his role in creating the modern Supreme Court, where he served from 1801 until his death in 1835.
The Federal-style brick building was home to Marshall, his family, and between 8 and 16 enslaved servants. While exploring the house and its period interiors, you’ll get to learn about the importance of this key figure in American history and the reasons he is considered to be one of the most influential justices ever. You’ll also explore more mundane details of the life of different house’s residents, including the local Black servants.Specialization
Biographical museum + landmarksPerfect for
American history buffs