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National Museum of the Marine Corps

18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, VA 22172
+1 877-653-1775
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Triangle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: 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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Alexandria, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We went with a two year old and managed to see everything we wanted to see while still keeping our kiddo entertained. Quite an accomplishment for the museum! For a family with kids, there is a kids activity area in the exhibit gallery, a little dress up and "fishing" area in the Revolutionary War exhibit, and plenty of open space... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Even if you are a pacifist, this place is an interesting place that can even be taken as a school of sorts. Is full of recreations of what it was like for soldiers in different times. Of course, is focus on the navy. I love it over there, is a nice place and you can take your time with the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A beautiful well organized place full of very interesting exhibits and free admission. The different fighting situations have dummies that are made from pictures of real live men instead of shop models and look so realistic. Something to be seen for all ages and there is a café/pub inside to satisfy the hunger pangs or just quench a thirst. Most... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Marine Corps museum dramatically reviews the history of the corps from the Revolutionary War to the present. Surrounded by a beautiful wooded park with walkways and scenic views it is well worth a visit. Displays organized by different time periods and military conflicts the museum offers important perspectives of our nation's history and the important role marines have played... More

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Chatham, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Ed & I visited the Museum a few years ago with my sister, who lives in the area. Our father (96, WWII (Pacific) and Korea vet) is too old to travel, but we went and took tons of pictures! What an amazing tribute to all the Marines who have served for the last 230+ years. Tons of history to be... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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98 reviews 98 reviews
43 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Went here with my wife and her cousin. We were all very positively impressed. This museum is very well organised and well laid out. I wanted to go here because of the statue honoring "Reckless" the korean war horse who worked with the recoiless rifle division of the Marines. We spent a few hours here and loved it.

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Loved the experience, walked the whole museum and the park area surrounding! Inspirational and informational!

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San Jose, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One of the best museums we have been to. Allow at least 5-6 hours. A very complete history of the Marine Corps. We took Amtrak from Alexandria to Quantico (30 min.), called for a taxi to the museum. $12.

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Joplin, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

This is an outstanding military museum. It walks the visitor from the humble beginnings of the corps at Tunn Tavern in Philadelphia and through all the wars and battles fought. There are so many artifacts, uniforms, weapons, vehicles and aircraft packed into such a small venue, it is amazing. The belleau wood exhibit is striking, and stepping into the helicopter... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This museum has it all...tells the complete Marine story from the very beginning to Marines currently serving our country. No entrance charge, very clean, fresh, up to date appearance. A short movie is available to begin the journey thru the museum. Clean, bright restrooms. An elevator. A self-serve small cafe is available with limited food choices but with lots of... More

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