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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A history lesson

I have never visited a museum which so moved me at the Marine Corp Museum. I visited with family who included by brother-in-law (a former Marine). We met former marines of all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Sterling, Virginia
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Sterling, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
62 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I have never visited a museum which so moved me at the Marine Corp Museum. I visited with family who included by brother-in-law (a former Marine). We met former marines of all ages at the museum including ones who served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the middle east. Some would relive their experiences other would not. There is a real... More 

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Phillisburg, Nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped in Triangle area during our North Carolina road trip and spent half-a-day visiting this museum before we drive south. This museum offers a very thorough historical view of the US Marine. It could be easily taking a whole day here. The surrounding ground should be interesting to explore. The gift shop, cafeteria and a full-service tavern are also... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I visited here last Spring. My fiance is a former Marine so he had always wanted to do there. It was a pretty updated and current museum. The Vietnam Memorial section and 9/11 piece was touching. I highly recommend anyone, not just military families visiting this museum.

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a stunning facility housing the history of the United State Marine Corps from its beginning in 1775 through the Vietnam era. Tales of heroism and honor are around every corner. While we visited, we found a reunion of marines there. We caught a photographer taking a pic of a veteran standing in front of his own picture from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum is the best that I have been to. It is so engaging and thought provoking. We spent the whole day here and it felt like only an hour or two went by. The indoor rifle range was the highlight for my son and I. We scored the exact same score at 91=expert! We will be coming back once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Phenomenal!!! Only complaint - the gift shop unexpectedly closed at 3pm, even through the listed hours said 5pm. If I would have known that I would have spent $$$ in the gift shop first!

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Vero Beach, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I'm former Army (but they let me in). This is an outstanding museum not just for the United States Marine Corps, but for the country as a whole. See the movie! Then walk the museum along the timeline of both the Corps and the world. From Tun Tavern (Philadelphia) to present!

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El Cerrito, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

As there is no listing for the Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel located on the same property as the museum, I am reduced to combining the two. I am not a war buff, but the museum itself is architecturally interesting. But the Memorial Chapel is stunning -- in its simplicity, its fidelity to the location and purpose. Don't miss it!

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This museum will totally surprise you with how they exhibit the many wars that the Marines have participated in. It is huge inside and has a wonderful souvenir shop of Marine items. They also have a magnificent full-serve restaurant on-site. Take the kids!

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is a terrific museum that has exhibits for young and old. Start with the movie, move on to virtual boot camp and then explore Military history. There are often performances and weekend activities for the kids. There is a lovely playground in the trees to the side of the parking lot...shady with multiple structures. The restaurant options include a... More 

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