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Central and Western Virginia Sights

George C. Marshall Museum

Fodor's Review

This museum preserves the memory of the World War II army chief of staff. Exhibits trace his brilliant career, which began when he was aide-de-camp to John "Black Jack" Pershing in World War I and culminated when, as secretary of state, he devised the Marshall Plan, a strategy for reviving postwar Western Europe. Marshall's Nobel Peace Prize is on display; so is the Oscar won by his aide Frank McCarthy, who produced the Academy Award–winning Best Picture of 1970, Patton. An electronically narrated map tells the story of World War II.

Sight Information


VMI campus, Letcher Ave., Lexington, Virginia, 24450, United States


540-463–7103; 540-463–2083

Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Tues.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 1–5


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