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National Museum of the Marine Corps

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Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, VA 22172
Phone Number: +1 877-653-1775
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S...
The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, and under the command of Marine Corps University, the Museum's soaring design evokes the image of the flag-raisers of Iwo Jima and beckons visitors to this 120,000-square-foot structure. World-class interactive exhibits using the most innovative technology surround visitors with irreplaceable artifacts and immerse them in the sights and sounds of Marines in action. Admission and parking are always free.
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This retired Marine spent about four hours walking through the museum, and barely scratched the surface. A modern style museum, with all types of video, exhibits, and memorabilia... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This retired Marine spent about four hours walking through the museum, and barely scratched the surface. A modern style museum, with all types of video, exhibits, and memorabilia through the 240 years of Marine Corps history. There are plans for ecpansion. I will be returning then.

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North Royalton, Ohio
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Located in the Quantico area, the museum looks like it was completed last week -- everything is shiny and every exhibit is as sharp as a well-creased Marine. Didn't have time to see everything, but anyone passing through the D.C. area should take 3-4 hours to check this out. Best part was meeting an Iwo Jima vet who answered questions... More 

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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Each time period had their own section devoted to those soldiers and that history. However; there is also a circular loop that provides an overview of everything. You will need a map to make sure you don't miss anything and allow an ENTIRE DAY. It is worth taking your time and there is plenty to see. Restaurants are upstairs and... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I am a Military History Fan and a veteran of the Army as was my father and two of my uncles. I've seen military history before, some at the Naval Academy and some at Fort Benning, Georgia. Also been to the excellent Mt. Vernon Museum. However, nothing matches the displays at this Museum. Historical accuracy, collector quality original marine equipment... More 

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Springfield, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Especially if you are a Marine, have a Marine in the family (my son), or you just like military history. Clean, well organized and growing. Not to mention free. Donations are taken, but not openly solicited.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This fairly recently-built museum is absolutely amazing. There is room after room of actual original materials--weapons, documents, clothing, etc. There are amazingly well-done life size dioramas and exhibits with sight and sound effects. It is a moving and wonderfully respectful tribute to the U.S. Marines. The grounds are fun to walk--trails through the woods leading to a beautiful glass, timber... More 

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Montclair
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Non–Marines should make it a point to see the introductory movie BEFORE they visit the museum. It gives you an insight into the unique and admirable mentality of the Marines. The boot camp display was very instructive for younger patrons. The layout is a bit confusing as you can easily mix displays and get out of sequence. The Tunn Tavern... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This is one of the most memorable museums I have visited. Authentic to a fault and inspiring! Each era is visited by displays and memorabilia that depicts the times. A lot of thought has gone into this place honoring Marines and what they have given for the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very well done and educational museum. Easy access and lots of parking. Free admission. Inspiring and will be back with our grandchildren

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wow! This is absolutely an incredible experience--there is a reverence and honor to this place. It provides a detailed look into the history of our Marine Corps--the men, equipment, the organization, and the events. We took our children and they were mesmerized. They could not soak it up fast enough. You can spend multiple visits at this place and still... More 

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Additional Information about National Museum of the Marine Corps

Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, VA 22172
Phone Number: +1 877-653-1775
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Prince William County  >  Triangle
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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