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

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, KT 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

Have you heard of VFW Day? Every Sept. 29, VFW Day celebrates all organizations, communities and houses that are dedicated to helping and empowering our veterans. How will you be spending VFW Day today? Where is your nearest VFW? #inspiringleadership #vfw #veterans

The Eisenhower Monument in #DC is now open. Located near the #NationalMall, the new monument pays tribute to an important figure in American political and military history. Eisenhower led the Allied effort to defeat fascism and win the war in Europe #inspiringleadership

Today is #HuntingAndFishingDay. Gen. Marshall enjoyed fishing, which was one of his few relaxations in a series of demanding, stressful jobs. One of Marshall’s fishing "buddies” was Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, chief of staff of the Army Air Forces.

Happy Friday everyone! Our volunteers tend the Marshalls’ original gardens to keep them growing. The gardens at #DodonaManor produce food that is donated to support local hunger relief programs in honor of the Marshall principle of selfless service.

With your support, we are able to restore and preserve Dodona Manor as Gen. and Katherine Marshall left it. By becoming a member, you will have access to educational programs that will keep the Marshalls’ legacy alive. #gcmic #georgecmarshall

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Reminder: This morning approximately 60 WWII aircraft will be flying over the Town of Leesburg, Virginia as they prepare for the Arsenal of Democracy – Victory Capital Flyover in Washington D.C. scheduled for September 25. The flyover will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

The planes will be practicing their formations over the NoVA region this morning from approximately 10:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Tomorrow you should be able to see them flying towards DC along the Potomac River or over Leesburg sometime approximately around 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Be sure to share some photos of the planes in the comments section of this post!

Additional info is available at or on Facebook at

Some #wednesdaywisdom from the General to start your day. Leadership includes mastering the situation you are in. #gcmic #georgecmarshall #inspiringleadership

Dodona Virtual Tour - The Hall

Take a look inside #DodonaManor in #LeesburgVA. We offer tours by appointment only; masks are required. #gcmic #georgecmarshall.

On Sept. 21, 1950, George C. Marshall, who had resigned as secretary of state in January 1949 and served as president of the American Red Cross one year, became America’s third secretary of defense. During that time, he balanced both diplomatic and military concerns. #marshallplan #gcmic #inspiringleadership

On Sept. 17, 1919, Gen. John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force, led 24,000 veterans from the 1st Division in a victory parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, to celebrate the end of World War I. Soldiers, including Army nurses participated in the parade, as did Col. George C. Marshall. #GCMIC #inspiringleadership

In Sept. 1950, President Truman named George Marshall to replace Louis Johnson as Secretary of Defense because he was displeased with Johnson’s management style. He chose Marshall after a July 4 trip to Leesburg with his daughter, Margaret #georgecmarshall #inspiringleadership

Some people like to say that history is written by the winners. It is important to recognize all sides, stories and perspectives in history. History is more nuanced than a list of facts from the past. Marshall understood that history is a document of the human experience. #gcmic

Every Sept. 15, the world recognizes the state of democracy, both foreign and domestic. As the UN states in their website, “democracy is as much a process as it is a goal.” George Marshall is recognized globally as a purveyor of democracy and world peace. #inspiringleadership

Today is National Virginia Day. General Marshall called Virginia home. Witness a living piece of Virginia history at General Marshall’s Dodona Manor in Leesburg. The house is open by appointment on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Masks and social distancing required #DodonaManor

President Truman asked George Marshall to serve as Secretary of Defense and manage American involvement in the Korean Conflict. Marshall agreed, agreeing to serve for just one year. #OTD September 12, 1951 Marshall retired as Secretary of Defense. #gcmic #georgecmarshall

Today, like every day, we #neverforget. #gcmic #nyc #architectofpeace #antiterrorism #remember #history

#VeteransDay is approaching. We are preparing for our annual Veterans Day commemoration on Wednesday, November 11, at #LeesburgVA #GCMIC.

A week after he was appointed as Army Chief of Staff in 1939, Marshall traveled back to his birthplace at Uniontown, PA, for a homecoming celebration. Learn about Marshall's childhood here:
#gcmic #georgecmarshall

#DodonaManor in #LeesburgVA is offering tours on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. We are offering tours by appointment only; masks are required. #gcmic #georgecmarshall. Click for more info.

Happy Labor Day! The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a work-relief program that gave millions of young men employment on projects during the Great Depression. General Marshall was responsible for overseeing many CCC camps. How will you spend your Labor Day? #gcmic #georgecmarshall #inspiringleadership

It is National #ReadaBookDay! What have you read this summer? Sit back and read some of our recommendations, including “Marshall: A Statesman Shaped in the Crucible of War,” by Rachel Thompson; “Together,” by Katherine Marshall; and “George Marshall: Defender of the Republic,” by David Roll. See more on our webpage,

Our last #favoritemuseumobject of the summer spotlights our Museum Director's favorites!

"My favorite object in our collection is actually the two portraits of General and Mrs. Marshall! These fantastic oil paintings were done by J. Anthony Wills in the early 1950s. I love the way Marshall is shown calmly gazing to his left while Katherine sits wearing her striking red dress and Emerald ring.

The dress, a gift from the Chiang Kai-sheks, shows Katherine's love of Chinese culture. In contrast, Marshall's somewhat subdued portrait portrays his sense of humble duty. Swipe through some closeup photos to get a closer look at the details!"

#gcmic #dodonamanor #georgecmarshall #historichousemuseum #portrait #painting #janthonywills

We tip our cap to our Director of Museum Operations, Cody Youngblood. After five great years at Dodona Manor, he will be returning to the University of Mary Washington for the upcoming fall semester to complete his studies in historic preservation. We are grateful for your years of help and knowledge, Cody! We will miss you! #dodonamanor

Here is some #wednesdaywisdom from the General himself to start your day. Marshall adds his own two cents on the ancient dilemma of dealing with critics and criticism. In Marshall’s world view, perseverance prevails above all. #gcmic #georgecmarshall #inspiringleadership

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Videos (show all)

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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