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National Museum of the Marine Corps

Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle, VA 22172
Phone Number: +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
Owner description: The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a lasting tribute to U.S. Marines--past, present, and...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

My parents have been wanting to go here, so we took them. My father is a retired Marine. We spent quite a bit of time outside looking at all the monuments and bricks. Weather permitting, all the monuments are worth seeing. It's an enjoyable walk winding up the hill to the chapel. Once inside we were all amazed with all... More 

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Weston, Connecticut
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84 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

From DC its about a 30 minute drive to get here and its well worth it. Very well done museum with a mixture of photos, hands-on, walk-through, etc. exhibits. Very impressive and informative. I would put this on a must-see list for the DC area.

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Crofton
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wonderful museum/tribute to the Marines. The displays (thought some graphic and intense) are wonderfully done. The volunteers were extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. This is worth the trip out of DC to see. They are expanding and we look forward to going back.

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

As a former Marine, I am in love with this place! This was my second time there and they have expanded greatly. It is a free museum, and most of the people that are there as volunteers Are former Marine's. There is also a walking path outside off the museum that showcases different divisions and all around Marine air wings... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Spent 2 years living in DC and decided this was my favorite museum for me and family. There are many great places to visit closer to the city, but this one is worth making the trip South to experience.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

As a Marine I naturally loved every minute spent at this excellent museum but anyone interested in American history or military history would love this museum!!

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Burlington, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We went to the Marines museum the Monday prior to Christmas. We were there between 2-3 hours, which is not near enough time to absorb the whole feeling, sights, and information. From seeing how they make a marine, the 2 flags of Iwo Jima(with the whole story and names/lives of the flag raisers), to the whole timeline of the Marines... More 

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New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you're on the I-95 corridor, you must visit this museum. It is modern and contains a lot of interactive information. It's almost like walking into a Disney attraction. Even for people who are not really into museums, you will not find it boring. The museum is free and you will not disappoint.

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NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

One the best museums I have visited. The attention to detail was accomplished with veterans from various battle theatres. There are veterans/guides along the way, and the museum is part interactive also. We had the honor of meeting Frank Matthews in the Iwo Jimo area. He is an 89 year old vet who was 18 when his battalion landed on... More 

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Northumberland, UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I had the very great fortune to spend a few hours in this museum. As a serving officer (UK) I take a very strong interest in military history and have had the very great privilege to serve alongside the USMC. I found this to be the most utterly balanced museum that I have ever had the privilege to visit. Balance... More 

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