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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 was my fourth visit to the museum. It is laid out well and tells the history of the USMC from 1775 till present day. The displays are immense and interactive. I always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was my fourth visit to the museum. It is laid out well and tells the history of the USMC from 1775 till present day. The displays are immense and interactive. I always find something that was missed on previous trips. Can not wait till the new sections are completed with the displays of the Corp from the 1980's to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This museum speaks to everyone--from John Philip Sousa to the Flag raising at Iwo Jima to Afghanistan, this is an American history museum. Fascinating dioramas brought the history of the Corps to life. Particularly impressive -- and quite sobering as well -- was the frozen room depicting the battle of Chosin reservoir with the sounds of the Chinese troops in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This museum was informative and easy to navigate. There are sections for each war that the United States Marines have fought in. They have an extremely realistic section in the Korean & vietnam section with a re enactment of just how conditions were. There is a movie at the beginning that is awesome and helps you understand the mind of... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

While not a large (in terms of square feet) museum, there was still a lot packed into the facility and it's still growing. Different galleries highlight the Corps through various time periods. There is not yet a gallery for anything post Viet-Nam War but there is a display. The docents are all very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This museum is local to me and I am embarrassed that I have waited 9 years since its opening to visit. The museum is a masterpiece of storytelling. The history of the Marine Corps is chronicled from 1775 through 1975 and they are currently constructing (to open in 2017) a new section dealing with 1975 to the present. The artifacts... More 

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Batesburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Warmly and professionally greeted. Very informative, complete history of the Corp. Well presented. Takes a good two hours to see it all.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is one of the best museums I have been to for History buffs and vets. The staff and volunteers are very knowledgeable and the exhibits quite real. A great go to place.

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Hampton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Marine Corps museum is excellent for military vets, history buffs, kids, and families alike. The museum is sparkling and new, has information and rare and notable artifacts from the very beginning of the U.S.M.C to modern day conflicts and equipment. The exterior memorial walking path had hundreds of statues and memorials to those who have served and died for... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A visit to this museum will raise your level of patriotism another notch. The museum showcases the Corps from inception to present day. You will be humbled and overwhelmed to view the exploits of the Corps through the many wars it has participated in. Take a stroll around the outside, especially the chapel. Semper Fi.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

With full history of the Marine Corps on display, the National Museum is adjacent to the Quantico Marine Base. It provides a rich introduction to the Corp with impressive visual displays of each of the wars in which America fought from the Revolutionary to the present in a circular pattern around the central hall. There are combat scenes in each... More 

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