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

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

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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South Jordan, Utah, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Terrific history, fantastic models and some wonderful rooms that really show the valor of our Marines.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

LOTS AND LOTS of USMC memorabilia...and LIFE-SIZE, walk-thru exhibits, including helicopter and aircraft. Could have spent a LONG time there, but only had 3 hours...Food on the second deck was "meh"...cafeteria stuff (go south a coupla miles on Route 1 to the Globe and Laurel for more USMC atmosphere and GREAT eats...)

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Chantilly, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I will be honest in saying I am not a museum person. However this was one of the most interesting museums I have ever been to. It does give the history of the Marines. But in doing so it also gives you a history of the United States. The displays are very real looking! In fact the guide told us... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This museum is one that every American should visit. Every part of the museum experience tells a story, including the building itself. The exhibits are thoughtfully put together and include a ton of historical content and artifacts. There are documentary clips throughout, several airplanes, and armored vehicles...there is so much to absorb! We navigated through the museum faster than we... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the coolest museums you will ever go to. A walk through Marine history, and you are almost guaranteed to see active Marines inside as well. You may even be lucky enough to see a promotion ceremony. Plan on spending a couple hours. I don't think there is a fee, but even if there were it would... More 

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goldsboro nc
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This museum is so well organized and informative. It tells the story of what it means to be a marine and what the marines have contributed to grant us our freedoms. Their sacrifices are overwhelming and the exhibits of their impact on our well being is more than sobering. The wars are sectioned off starting with the Revolutionary war through... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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Ponce
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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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