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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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THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED JAN 4-MARCH 31, 2016 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. PLEASE...

THE MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED JAN 4-MARCH 31, 2016 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR UPDATES. 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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Well Done and it's FREE !

This museum is GREAT. The docents are there because it's what they want to do - which is obvious, just chat one up and see. We can only do about 4 hours before we've had enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is GREAT. The docents are there because it's what they want to do - which is obvious, just chat one up and see. We can only do about 4 hours before we've had enough of any museum, but this one is so good, we went back for seconds a couple of days after the first visit. Even in... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is very interactive It is broken down into different sections from the founding of the Corp, all the different wars. It's big enough that you can walk and view at leisure without feeling too crowded. Lots of interesting information even if you are not into history, war or a marine. I see they do a lot of kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even if you aren't a fan of history, this is a great museum that might get you interested in history. They have a lot of interesting items on display and there is sure to be something you will enjoy. The staff is very knowledgeable and will tell you interesting facts that you might not know about particular items. If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I attended the National Museum of the Marine Corp with my boyfriend who is a Marine. This museum is very interactive and you can view a movie about the Marines in the theatre. It is broken down into different sections from the founding of the Corp to the section titled Coming home. There are some war scenes that may be... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought our family (which includes an active duty Marine) to check out this new museum, and could not get over how great it is. Exhibits are done chronologically, and includes a section on boot camp. There are aircraft and all sorts of stuff hanging from the rafters, and lots of static displays that allow you to experience what it might... More 

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were there, they were having some kind of ceremony, possibly for a retirement. It was moving. The museum was small but they are building a new addition. They had real planes hanging from the ceiling which were interesting. There were also in the field scenes. What was the most impressive and thought-provoking were the walking paths. They were... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second trip to the museum and it will not be the last, as it is a work in progress. The museum starts at Tun Tavern in Philadelphia, where the Corps was established through every event in history where the Marines were needed. The volunteers are Marines, either active or retired and know their stuff. Take your time... More 

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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently, my dad said he would like to visit the marine museum near the Quantico military base he was stationed at in the '60s. So, since I was available we packed up and went. The museum is a wonderful exhibition of Marine history. The building is a big beautiful display case of all things pertaining to the Marine Corps. From... More 

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Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a world class museum. The exhibits are informative, eye catching and interesting. My 8 year old and 10 year old boys couldn't get enough of it; one announced that it was the best museum that he's ever been to! Adults could easily spend half a day or more here, while younger kids might wear out after 2-3 hours.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is amazing, well to me it was! Maybe because my son is a marine? It was so fascinating to see so many things of which I was unaware. It's always good to broaden one's mind! There's a small theater with a short film, check it out if you're ever here. If the military is of no interest to... More 

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