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National Museum of the Marine Corps

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Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172-1938
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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Dazzling exhibits in a beautiful building

I've been to many museums in my life, quite a few in the military category, and I think this is the most spectacular one I can remember. The architecture alone is worth a visit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Adirondack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As you'd expect from the Marines the attention to detail was impeccable. My wife and I spent quite a bit of time here. I served from 2004 till 2008 in the marine corps and my wife has never been to a marine museum. I had only done the one on Paris island. It was great I can't wait to see... More 

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Northern Virginia, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to many museums in my life, quite a few in the military category, and I think this is the most spectacular one I can remember. The architecture alone is worth a visit. You can see the life size and larger than life size exhibits up close and straight on but you can also go upstairs on the second... More 

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Dumfries, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The National Museum of the Marine Corps offers many outstanding exhibits. I like the Vietnam exhibit because it is so life like - makes you feel you just got off a helicopter in the middle of a battle.

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My kids beg often to come back to this museum. It is fun for the kids and really great for adults too. I do not tire of going and have learned new things every time. When family comes to visit this is the museum we take them to first. it is never overly crowded and is well kept. We also... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Make sure you have at least two hours to read all the important info on displays. The recreated scences are lifelike and give visitors a realistic view if events. The airplanes on exhibit is truly remarkable. The story of many diverse individuals and the personal artifacts make many of the displays memeorable .

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Stuart, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had heard marvelous reviews about the museum, and I was not disappointed. The exhibits are well-done, providing a captivating history of not only the Marines, but the history of US military exploits in general. Highly recommend!

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Risca, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we first entered we all felt it was a little like a recruitment centre for the marine corps but after 10 minutes and going further in we thought it was absolutely amazing. Really well done throughout with amazing sections for each war. We all learnt a lot and it was far more interesting that we expected. Very well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are history buffs and visit many museums. We have been here more often than any other, though. This is truly an impressive, awe inspiring museum. The figures are cast from real Marines and the most lifelike figures I've seen. There are rooms depicting major battles of our large wars. The Chosin Reservoir room is cold and dark. The room... More 

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

This museum is free to get into. It is very friendly to all age groups. It has different rooms for every era and in Marine Corps Corps history. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Sarasota County Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When heading toward D. C. stopped here for 3 hours and it made our trip! This museum is breathtaking in beauty and beyond informative in function. I attended with my son 19 who didn't want to leave. We will go back in the future to see the grounds and chapel which we missed. To really see all and enjoy plan... More 

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