Governor's Mansion Museum, Marshall

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The Governor's Mansion at 621 S. Marshall Ave. in Marshall, Michigan is a historic house built in 1839 with elements of Greek Revival architecture. It is also known as Governor's Mansion Museum. It was built with expectation that Marshall would become the State Capitol of Michigan. In 2017, the house is a museum owned and operated by the Mary Marshall Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
The house was built for James Wright Gordon, who actually became acting governor of Michigan in 1841. Gordon had purchased the land, across from where the Capitol was proposed to be built. It has been referred to as the "Governor's Mansion" since its erection in 1839.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
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  • We visited the governor's Mansion Museum with a group of parents and students from Three Rivers outreach program. The guide did an excellent job on the tour. She showed many items from the 1800s...  more »
  • Take a tour and learn the history of this very well preserved museum. Roam through the mansion and learn the history as told by your guide. Great for the entire family and history buffs. Look around.....  more »
  • This place looks small from the outside but is surprisingly big inside. Really enjoyed the history of how James Gordon became Governor. A great place to visit if you happen to be in Marshall.
  • This is a great, out of the way, place to visit!! The people are so nice and very informative on history. The building is fantastic, they are doing a fantastic job preserving it.

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