The Marshall Museum is designed to be self-guided.
The tour incorporates a short introductory film on George C. Marshall and features an electric map that provides a historical narrative of World War II.
If your group is planning to visit other Lexington attractions, the Lexington Visitor’s Center can help plan your itinerary. They can be contacted through the official Lexington website.
For tour information at the George C. Marshall Museum, please call (540) 463-2083.
Each program is 30-45 minutes in length and will contain artifacts from our museum collection and primary sources from the archives. Read more or schedule a program.
LIFE OF GEORGE C. MARSHALL
George C. Marshall’s contributions to our nation and the world cannot be overstated. His characteristics of honesty, integrity, and selfless service stand as shining examples for those who study the past and for those generations who will learn about him in the future. Learn about his boyhood in Pennsylvania, his education at VMI, his contribution to WWI and WWII, the Marshall Plan and his Nobel Peace Prize.
PARTNERS IN CODE: WILLIAM AND ELIZEBETH FRIEDMAN
William and Elizebeth Friedman were pioneers of modern codebreaking. They began their careers at Riverbank Laboratories. Elizebeth helped the Treasury Department catch rum-runners by deciphering their codes and William broke the Japanese cipher known as PURPLE during WWII. Learn about their lives and various types of ciphers.
HOMER SIMPSON: WWI SOLDIER
Homer E. Simpson was a private who served during World War I with the 81st Division. Learn about this young man’s experience with volunteering to serve, traveling away from home for the first time, as well as his thoughts about war.
WACS OF WWII
Women have served along side the Army since the beginning of the United States, but during WWII the number of women serving with the Army increased dramatically. Learn about Col. Oveta Culp Hobby and what life was like as a WAC.