John Marshall House

Explore the house of Chief Justice John Marshall, known as the “Greatest Man Never to be President.” Marshall and his family lived in the house during the late 18th to mid-19th century. On a tour of the house, groups will see the original house furnishings, which include Marshall’s couch, a bookcase, mantel clock, and more. Groups can also take a walk through the garden, and even try Marshall’s favorite game of quotis. Highlights on display from Marshall’s collection come from various countries, and include a portrait of John Marshall by William James Hubard, porcelain dinnerware, a tea caddy, and a coffee pot. Tours can be scheduled for any day once reservations are made at least a week in advance.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 818 E. Marshall St., Richmond, VA 23219. City of Richmond. Tel: 804-648-7998. Email: johnmarshallhouse@preservationvirginia.org. Website: www.preservationvirginia.org/marshall. Hrs: Fri. & Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 12PM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue