Governor's Mansion Museum, Marshall

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#5 of 6 in Museums in Calhoun County
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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  • I enjoy touring the museum.The mansion has been restored to take you back to when it was built. The individuals who volunteer do a great job and are knowledgable about its history.  more »
  • Free Admission (they accept donations). Parking lot in the back of the building. A free guided tour is provided with a rich history of the home, Capitol Hill area, Michigan and Marshall in...  more »
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  • 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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