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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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A Rare Experience

My husband retired from the USMC in 2004 after 29 years. He did his officer training at Quantico and had been stationed in DC during this last years of service, but we had not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Villa Rica, Georgia
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband retired from the USMC in 2004 after 29 years. He did his officer training at Quantico and had been stationed in DC during this last years of service, but we had not returned since completion of the museum and so were both thrilled to be able to see it during a recent visit to family in VA. My... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have passed the museum while driving to South Carolina several times in the past few years on Interstate 95. You can't miss the beautiful building pointing up to the sky while driving past. Made it a point to schedule 1/2 day to visit during this summer vacation trip. Glad we did. A truly impressive, walk through museum documenting the... More 

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I visited with my 10 year old, after a recommendation from a friend in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits tracing the history of the Marine Corps from its beginning in Revolutionary War times though today. They had exhibits that were targeted at children, though a bit young for this 10 year old, so we stuck with the more... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A privately run FREE museum. You follow the development of the Corps from its beginnings to current day. Quite a few hands-on for the younger set. the docents are quite knowledgeable and very helpful. Adults yo will be doing a lot of reading at each display. The Korea and Vietnam are as close t life as you can get without... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I was able to visit with a friend who is active duty marine corps. The building and displays are amazing. I was impressed by the number of real artifacts like a plane, tank or military truck. Endless history here with many videos that allow you to experience the action. This is a must bust if you are in the area.... More 

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We had a great opportunity this past week to finally visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps with our son (Sgt, USMC), daughter and law and grandson. The facility is a wonderful testament to the history of those who have served since the Corps began in Philadelphia in 1775. In our opinion, this is a 'must see' museum if... More 

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Helena, Montana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This free museum is easily one of the best I have ever visited (and I've seen many!). It's easy to get to, off either I-95 and Hwy 1, and there's parking for 360 vehicles. Even the first view is remarkable - just grabs your attention right away. Every artifact in the entirely privately funded museum has seen combat, even the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

As a british marine i thought this place was amazing a lot better than our museum, must have been in there for 4 hours and still never got round to reading everything. Every piece of USMC history is covered from it's creation right up until the afghan/iraq war and i'm told they're building a whole new wing to it. So... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I went there this past 4th of July with my family, one of which is a past Marine. I absolutely loved it. When you walk in there is an information desk where you receive a small map/brochure and can also have a voice tour (with a headset). They have war veteran's throughout the museum whom will answer questions you might... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is my family's 3rd trip to this awesome museum. Since our last visit, they added the early roots of the Marine Corps and WW1. These exhibits were amazing. This museum is a must see for anyone in the area. There are plans to expand the 911 and Iraqi war sections. I can't wait to go back and see those.

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