About the Foundation

The Foundation was founded in 1987 by a group of dedicated lawyers, The Virginia Bar Association and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA Preservation Virginia), the organization that owns, operates and interprets the John Marshall House so that the visiting public may learn more about the Great Chief Justice, his contributions and his family life in Richmond.


The John Marshall Foundation is the steward of the legacy of the Great Chief Justice.

Our Mission

  • Sponsor educational and public interest programs or other activities in the fields of law, government, history and public affairs to promote a greater public understanding of Chief Justice John Marshall and his many contributions and accomplishments related to the foundation of our nation.
  • Support the preservation of well-maintained sites related to the life and legacy of John Marshall that provide public access and interpretation appropriate to the nature of each site.

For more information about the John Marshall Foundation, please contact us.