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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
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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Alexandria VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

As a retired Army officer, I have to tip my hat to the US Marines for this outstanding museum that tells the Marine story in a beautiful setting and with an engaging use of interactive multimedia technology. There are exhibits and attractions for every age and interest, and volunteer docents (retired Marines) on hand to explain anything you want to... More

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Mill Creek, Washington
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

You cannot miss the museum as you drive by on I-95 through Quantico, Va. The modern building rises up along the freeway and if you are in the area you need to stop in. Not only are the exhibits interesting and educational but they tell the tale of the Marines like no other place can. When you are done inside,... More

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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Most tourists visiting DC are not aware of this awesome museum. It is located in Triangle, Virginia--right next to the US Marine Corps base in Quantico--about an hour south of DC. The museum covers Marine Corps history from the earliest days into WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. I highly recommend this museum for anyone visiting the DC area.

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Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As a former Marine, this was like going back into my past and reliving some of the pride I felt in being a Marine. This is a very big museum and takes several hours to really absorb so get there early. Semper Fi.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The National Museum of the Marine Corps opened in 2006. It is very modern structure and the outside is intentionally reminiscent of the rising of the flag by Marines on Iwo Jima. The visit started with a short film which was mainly interviews with marines from all walks of life. The museum was well laid out and followed a circular... More

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Cincinnati
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I am not a marine, but was in Quantico for my sons graduation. We all wanted to include this as a stop on our trip. I found the initial information on how to navigate the museum lacking. My husband and I got separated and neither of us toured in the order we really should have. the museum is organized in... More

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our trip included the Marine Corps Museum. We were impressed with the beautiful maintained grounds. Upon entering the main area we saw the airplanes hanging from the ceiling. Everything from a WW I bi-plane to a jet fighter. There were two static exhibits of a helicopter landing and one of the a Marine landing on a beach in WW II.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The museum has ample free parking. The outside of the building is amazing! The outside grounds have trails leading to beautiful small chapel. Inside the museum, there is a reception area with a gift shop in the lobby. As far as the museum it is one of the most organized and shares the history of the Marine Corp. The exhibits... More

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Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum was very well done. It has a nice mix of artifacts and interactive exhibits. You can stand in a booth next to 'the bus' & get yelled at by a DI (my husband chose not to do this, but when he saw others do this, it brought back memories). There was so much to see... It was very... More

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Washington, DC
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

If you enjoy military history, or for that matter if you enjoy American history, this is a great stop. The museum is free, and is just far enough out of the way that it doesn't have the crowds of the other museums in the region. There's a number of interactive exhibits, and if you time your visit right you might... More

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