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“National Museum of the Marine Corps--Semper Fidelis”

National Museum of the Marine Corps
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$240.00*
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$675.00*
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Private Marine Corps Tour in Washington DC
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Triangle
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 16, 2011

If you are a military history buff, then this is one of the places that must be on your list to visit. From Tun Tavern to present day, the history of the Marine Corps is well presented in numerous displays and dioramas. It is a trip well worth your time.

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

If you are a Marine, member of any branch of the military or a person who enjoys a military museum, the Nantional Musdeum of the Marine Corps, in Triangle, Virginia, is not one museum, to be missed. I was looking for marine aircraft, but found much, much more.

First you must start outside. As you face the museum, look to the left. You will see an overlook, a Semper Fidelis Memorial Park and Chepal. Also a long winding pathway, with memorials from World War 11, Korea and Vietnam.Only walked part way of pathway, in which I missed a smaller versioj of the Iwo Jimo flag raising memorial.

The museum is cirular. After passing through the main entrance, you will be greeted by a F4U Corsair, hanging from the ceiling. Start the tour by entering the Galleries. The tour starts with the Revoltionary War perid, early sailing 1800's and War of 18122. WW1 is covered with weapons used and the Battle of Belleau Wood. Next is the Pacific War, into the Korean War and Vietnam.

Across the main entrance is a staircase, with an elevator withijn the staircase. On the second floor is the mess hall. Food was enjoyable, at reasonable prices. Next to the mess is a Tun Tavern, with a rest room. By the main entrance is also a rest room.

The museum has a large gift shop. If you want to see and read every article/item, plan on spending most of thne day. The hours are 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Admission and parking is free. There are two donation boxes. Wheelchairs are avialable on request at no cost. The museum has a large number of marine volunteers to answer all questions.

The museum's phone number is 877-635-1775, and for for a large tour group , 703-649-2350. The museum's web site is www.usmcmuseum.org.

I am not a marine, however I felt proud of all their sacrifices and accomplishments for their country. Read the words about the Masrines high on the circular wall inside.

Jack, Syracuse, New York

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Reviewed October 21, 2011

It's free! Its arranged very well so you see all the exhibits. It has very life-like displays and utilizes different aspects to make the exhibits appear to capture a moment in time.

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Reviewed September 29, 2011

This museum provides a very complete history of the United States Marine Corp - from it's birth to present day. Thank you to all who have served this country and given us the freedoms we enjoy today!

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Reviewed September 25, 2011

A very interesting and impressive museum with amazing, detailed displays. This was the 2nd visit in 3 years and will continue to return as the museum expansions in the future.

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