George C. Marshall International Center

George C. Marshall International Center


“Inspiring Leadership” Defense Secretary Mark Esper quotes George C. Marshall in his recent letter of appreciation to the Industrial Base. Interesting to learn that Esper and Marshall both hail from Uniontown, PA.
Leesburg has such a wonderful and rich history to be enjoyed, spanning the centuries. Grateful for all those who are preserving these sites and sharing it with everyone.
happy 88th wedding anniversary to General and Mrs. Marshall Oct. 15th, 1930
A few years back, I had the pleasure and honor to be a part of your program for teachers. What an awesome experience. For my research project when we went to VMI, I did Marshall's mission to China. Looks like someone beat me to the book thought!
What an amazing afternoon we had recently with your outstanding docent Rick Rhoades who gave us a fantastic tour of the Marshall Home in Leesburg. We came away with a deeper and richer appreciation for George C. Marshall, his life, and his legacy. The film and the tour gave us a glimpse of the man and his family as well as the soldier and the statesman. It also made the history of his era come alive in our minds and hearts. Highly recommended.
I had the great pleasure to speak about Gen. Marshall at our local museum and he was part of the Adult Sunday School lesson I led at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Smithfield, NC in honor of Veterans Day 2017. I had the great honor of serving on the First Board of Directors of the Marshall International Center in 1988.
happy belated 87th Anniversary to Gen. and Mrs. Marshall October 15th 1930
December 7-8, 2017 Grant Management Class Hosted by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Wow, just saw on facebook that it has been 4 years since our awesome teacher workshop with the George C. Marshall International Center. This was a great experience and one of the best teacher seminars I have ever attended. I hope everyone is well and still hoping to finally reed Rachel's book!

Our mission: The George C. Marshall International Center brings to life the timeless values of selfless service and unwavering integrity to develop visionary leaders worldwide.

The George C. Marshall International Center was founded to preserve Dodona Manor, the beloved home of George and Katherine Marshall, and to further the legacy of General Marshall who is considered by many to be one of the greatest modern-day American heroes. Today, GCMIC’s mission is to preserve and advance Marshall’s legacy of peace and international cooperation as best exemplified by the Marshall Plan for which General Marshall won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953. These objectives are advanced through education programs, leadership programs, community events, and the interpretation of the Marshalls’ home and gardens. Education is the cornerstone of our programming. GCMIC's Immersion Workshop for teachers and youth education programs are designed to strengthen and forward the legacy of General Marshall’s leadership qualities by interpreting its importance in our time. As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, the George C. Marshall International Center relies on a combination of memberships, corporate sponsorships, private donations and grants to fund its mission. Proceeds from contributions, programs and events support our education programs, and help us preserve Dodona Manor.

Operating as usual

Our Veterans Day Commemoration kicks off tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Please join us in recognizing and honoring those who served America in the United States Armed Forces. #gcmic #veteransday

Veterans Day is this week, and at the home of George Marshall, one of America’s most distinguished soldiers, we’re privileged to honor those who served. #gcmic #veteransday #dodonamanor

When public service called, George Marshall always answered. In January 1949, he resigned as secretary of state to recover from kidney surgery. Retirement was brief; by October, he was back to work as president of the American Red Cross. #gcmic

Sir John Dill worked closely with George Marshall as the Chief British Army liaison officer in World War II. He regarded it as the most important assignment of his life and expressed a wish to be buried in the USA if he should die there. When Dill died #OTD in 1944 in Washington, Marshall arranged for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery as one of just 74 foreign nationals amid 400,000 graves. #gcmic #ushistory

Mark your calendars for GCMIC’s annual Veterans Day Commemoration, featuring keynote speaker Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN (Ret.). #gcmic #veteransday

Looking for ways to learn more about World War II? Book a tour with us to discover the important role George Marshall played during this critical period in American history. #gcmic #ushistory

The leaves may be changing, but the roses are still in bloom at Dodona Manor.
#historichousemuseums #visitloudoun #gcmic #dodonamanor

In October 1936, Marshall was appointed post commander of Vancouver Barracks, where he oversaw 35 Civilian Conservation Corps camps. During the Great Depression, CCC employed over 3 million men doing forest management, flood control, and conservation work. #gcmic #ushistory

In 1929, the economic boom of the 1920s ended in economic ruin. #OTD of that year, known as “Black Monday,” the stock market crashed, and America was hurled into the Great Depression. Marshall would later support the Civilian Conservation Corps to ameliorate the effects of the crisis. #ushistory

Already thinking about next weekend? We’d love to have you visit us.

#dodonamanor #historichousemuseum #visitloudoun

#OTD the United Nations was founded in 1945. In the fall of 1948 secretary of state George C. Marshall headed the U.S. delegation to a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly at the Palais de Chaillot in France. #UnitedNationsDay

#GivingTuesday is approaching. Please consider donating to help fund our educational program for high school seniors. This scenario-based learning conference for future leaders will be offered by the George C. Marshall International Center in 2021.


Check out the breakfast room located at #DodonaManor in #LeesburgVA. Interested in seeing more? Tours can be scheduled on our website. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.

Some #WednesdayWisdom from the General. This was given in his address to the 1956 graduates of the Virginia Military Institute.

Gen. Marshall and Secretary of War Stimson had a respectful relationship. Stimson died on Oct. 20, 1950. At the end of the Second World War Stimson expressed to Marshall: "I have seen a great many soldiers in my lifetime, and you, sir, are the finest soldier I have ever known."

Today is #NationalKentuckyDay. George C. Marshall's biographer and later Director of the Marshall Library, Forrest C. Pogue Jr. was born in Eddyville, Kentucky, graduated from the University of Kentucky, and is buried in the Bluegrass State.

George C. Marshall, VMI’s famous graduate, has a connection to the football team, having played on it during his final two years at VMI. After the season was canceled one year due to an epidemic, Marshall returned the following year as a left tackle. #GCMIC

General George C. Marshall died #OTD 61 years ago at Walter Reed Hospital, eight months after his 78th birthday. In 1959, Marshall suffered two strokes. He was survived by wife, Katherine. #GCMIC is dedicated to #inspiringleadership today, tomorrow and for the rest of time.

#OTD in 1930, #GeorgeCMarshall married his second wife, Katherine Tupper Brown, in Baltimore. Their relationship and time at #DodonaManor are documented in Katherine’s memoir Together. You can purchase a copy online at our store:

For today’s #wednesdaywisdom, we share these words by #GeorgeCMarshall, spoken in a lecture upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1953. Known for his altruism and inscrutable sense of duty, Marshall reminds us that effort is the most important virtue. #DodonaManor

Oct. 13 is the U.S. Navy's 245th birthday. Today we celebrate the Navy and salute the men and women who have served or are serving our country on the high seas. As U.S. Army chief of staff during World War II, Marshall worked closely with senior leaders Adm. Leahy and Adm. King.

Joseph W. Stilwell died on Oct. 12, 1946. He was a U.S. Army general who served in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, and his difficult personality was reflected in the nickname "Vinegar Joe.” Marshall selected Stilwell to serve as the U.S. commander in China.

#DodonaManor offers exclusive student tours every Monday at 10 a.m. Students can visit the house in an eight-person group with one adult chaperone. Social distancing and masks are required. For more information, email us at [email protected].

Happy Friday everyone! We are one month away from our Veteran’s Day event on Nov. 11, which will be held rain or shine. For more info, please click here

Katherine toured with Sir Frank Benson's English Shakespearean Company. She had roles in five Shakespeare plays. In 1930, she married George C. Marshall. Can you guess her role in this costume? #theatrethursday

Katherine Boyce Tupper was born in Harrodsburg, KY on this day in 1882. She was the daughter of a minister, Henry Allen Tupper, Jr., and Marie L. Pender. Katherine graduated from Hollins College in VA, and then studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. #gcmic

Gen. Marshall’s wife, Katherine Marshall enjoyed growing roses at #DodonaManor. The Katherine Tupper Marshall Rose, a hybrid tea rose, is named in honor of Mrs. George C. Marshall who was an avid

George C. Marshall never wrote his memoirs, despite a $1 million offer to do so. Dr. Pogue was able to conduct interviews and was given access to Marshall's personal papers at his #DodonaManor home in #LeesburgVA and his Pentagon office. #GCMIC

Forest C. Pogue died on October 6, 1996. A U.S. Army historian during World War II, he pioneered oral history interviews. Pogue worked at the George C. Marshall Foundation and the Marshall Library at VMI and wrote a four-volume biography on George C. Marshall. #GCMIC

The Meuse–Argonne offensive involved troops from the U.S. and France. The rest of the Allies contributed to major battles in other sectors across the front. It was fought from Sept. 26, 1918, until the Armistice of Nov. 11, 1918. #GCMIC #worldwar1

The second phase of the Meuse–Argonne offensive began on October 4, 1918. The Meuse–Argonne was the principal engagement of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) commanded by Gen. John J. Pershing. The logistics were planned and directed by Col. George C. Marshall. #GCMIC

On Oct. 3, 1917, U.S. Army commander General Pershing inspected the 1st Division in France. Dissatisfied, he angrily dressed down the division commander in front of his officers. Major George C. Marshall protested, and Pershing was impressed by his integrity and candor. #GCMIC

Veterans Day is fast approaching. Every Nov. 11, America honors those who have served in the nation’s military and armed forces. The Marshall Center will commemorate Veterans Day on the grounds of #DodonaManor and the event is open to the public. For more info, please visit our website.

It’s no secret that President Truman respected General Marshall. Marshall became president of the American Red Cross #OTD in 1949. Marshall’s successes with the Marshall Plan and his bipartisan appeal made him a great choice for this organization #inspiringleadership

The Marshall Plan helped Europe rise above the devastation of years of war and economic ruin. U.S. economic aid to those countries enabled Western Europe to become a bulwark of democracy. Marshall embraced globalism and American involvement in world affairs #georgecmarshall

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Mrs. Marshall's Bedroom
Leaders of Loudoun
The Kitchen
Marshall Plan Congressional Hearing
Marshall's Bedroom
The Breakfast Room
Leadership and the GCMIC mission
The George C. Marshall International Center
Marshall's Victory Giving Garden Membership
Rose Garden at Dodona Manor
The Life of A Great American... George C. Marshall
Welcome to Dodona Manor




312 E Market Street
Leesburg, VA

Opening Hours

Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
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