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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 2013
Type: Military 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 future. Situated on a 135-acre site adjacent to... more » 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. « less
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Holden, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This museum was recommended to us by a friend who is a USMC veteran of the Vietnam era. Being of the same era, but not having served in the military, we wondered if we would like it as much as he did. No question - this was a highlight of our trip to Washington DC and Virginia. The museum is... More

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Culpeper
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

informative exhibits of equipment and tactics of our nations finest throughout their history, a must see for all history buffs and true americans

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Quantico, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Marine Corps museum is an amazing place to visit with a lot of real life airplanes, helicopters, tanks, etc. the layout is impressive and the guided tours are just amazing, with many retired heroes saying their real life stories in your tour. A great place to visit for all ages.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The USMC Museum is extremely well done. Budget a full day to do it justice--really if you are studious history student, two days would be better. The history of the Corps is presented in the context of the larger sweep of American and world history. The organizers have done a remarkable job of showing the Corps as a tool of... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This is an extremely moving, well-done museum devoted to our country's Marine Corps. It shows the good, the bad and the ugly with an amazing amount of memorabilia and information. They are continuing to add to the museum as we speak. Very well-laid out. It's a way out of Washington but worth the drive.

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Clearwater, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I am the son of a paratrooper. Military things have always been important. I've been a fan of the Marine Corps, the Army DNA notwithstanding. I was moved to tears several times today, call it grateful appreciation. These guys got and get the short end. Where would we be without them. This is an incredibly moving experience. I've been to... More

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Richmond, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We've been to this museum several times, and never seem to see it all. Really great displays; I especially love the Korean War exhibit. The sights and sounds and smells are realistic. There are many aircraft throughout the museum. This is a true work of art.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Frank Matthews was like meeting a living legend. Due to time constraints we only had an hour to visit the museum, so we chose the WWII sectoin. Nobody else in the museum, and my 12 year old ran right into Frank. An hour long conversatino ensued, with Frank telling my young one what it was like to be a flame... More

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gwennadams, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this review

We're so happy (but not surprised) that you enjoyed your visit to the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Frank is indeed a legend around here, as are many of our other volunteer docents. The extra touch they add to each visit is amazing. The reason you didn't see much on the current Global War on Terrorism is because we... More

Greenland, New Hampshire
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you do not know much about the Marines, you will find out almost everything possible in this museum. There is a time-line that you can follow from their founding to the modern era, or you can skip parts to get to the specific war you are interested in. We had budgeted an hour for the visit, but things got... More

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gwennadams, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to tell others about the National Museum of the Marine Corps. We hope you'll be able to visit us again. More

Camp Pendleton, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This museum is not only about the greatest fighting force the modern world has ever known but also of the United States. Whether you are here for 1 1/2 to 3 hours this museum will keep you well entertained. The displays are current and interactive which take away the "boring" stereotype of most museums. The staff and the volunteer docents... More

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gwennadams, Public Relations Manager at National Museum of the Marine Corps, responded to this review

Semper Fidelis Marine. Isn't it hard to believe that you can get all this awesome history for the low admission fee of FREE! We hope you'll visit us again, especially since in 2015 we'll start an 88,000 square foot expansion to tell "your" Marine Corps history from 1976 through about 2014. More

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