Marshall House Docents are dedicated to preserving the legacy of General George C. Marshall, one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century. Docents describe their experience as rewarding and one that motivates them to expand their knowledge of Marshall and to share that knowledge with other Docents and with visitors to the Marshall House.

Tom Bowers, our Docent Director, has provided each Docent with a Docent Handbook that outlines the steps to becoming a Docent and expectations of Marshall House Docents. The handbook also contains descriptions of how to volunteer for a tour shift, opening and closing procedures, tour procedures, and how to use the printed and audio visual resources available. It also includes information about Marshall’s life and career from which each Docent derives the content of his/her tour.

In addition to leading tours of The Marshall House, our docents give talks at local middle schools, assisted living facilities, Rotary Clubs and in other venues upon request. If you are interested in becoming a Marshall House Docent, please contact Tom Bowers at

GCMIC’s Docent Program provides a wonderful opportunity for historians and preservation enthusiasts to learn more about Marshall’s extraordinary accomplishments, while preparing to lead tours through The Marshall House and support GCMIC in its community outreach programs.