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“A Touch of Class” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Museum of the Marine Corps

National Museum of the Marine Corps
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
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“A Touch of Class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

From the minute you park your vehicle in the large parking area and view the building design; like the flag raising over Iwo Jima, to the panels that tell true stories of the people and the military campaigns, you sense you are entering hallowed ground. Weapons display, and artifacts from the entire history of the USMC unfold to tell the story as only the Marines can tell. Beautiful bi-plane and jet on display as well as tanks and weapons. Short movies and interactive areas for the kids to enjoy. Bring the kids spend a couple of hours and teach them what it takes to be a Marine. Even if you have not served in the military, you will leave with a sense of pride at what you have seen. A very classy museum. No fee.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank James H
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Peekskill, New York
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“Marine Corps Museum Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This past Friday, August 30th, we were traveling on US95 from Myrtle Beach to Westchester County,NY. We arrived near Quantico , VA. around the time rush hour was starting. I spotted over the tree line the National Marine Corps Museum. We had never been here before but being a Navy Veteran decided to get off road and visit. Road signs to museum was very clear and there was ample free parking.
We walked thru an impressive plaza in to the museum. Inside there were guides who were very friendly and helpful. They explained how the museum was laid out. Restroom facilities were easy to locate and they have a very nice store. We did not visit their restraunt so can not comment on it.
The main hall had manny eh it's that were interesting. You enter the exit area and there are sign post showing the various periods in Marine and US history. A very interesting part to me is concerning the Corps just prior to the Civil War and during it. They deal with the pain of CSA Marines fighting their brothers in the US Marines. The exhibit on the Vietnam War was extremely important to me since I served on an Aircraft Carrier off Vietnam. I knew of the conditions the Marines lived under especially during Khe Sanh!
I will definitely be making the drive south to spend more time visiting!!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Larry Q
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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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“A Must See”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

This is one of those areas that you must take time out to visit. I try to make a visit once a week and see specific areas. One day I will complete my journey of seeing the whole museum. If you are a Marine...you must stop here...Check out the new Chesty statue!!! Oorahh!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Scott J
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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“Great stop right off 95”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stopped here on the way to DC. It is a very complete museum and worth another trip as we did not allot enough time. There is a great deal of history, but also interactive activities that our kids enjoyed. The introductory video was very good as well.

Visited August 2013
Thank Nancy S
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Belvidere, Illinois
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“Marine Museum is a lesson in U.S. History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited in July 2013 after our son graduated from Marine Officer Candidate School, and were completely impressed by this museum. It is a beautiful structure with excellent exhibits. You will definitely want to allow several hours for your visit. I was humbled by the experience and it made me so very thankful for the sacrifices of those who have served. I would recommend that you bring your children so that they can also understand and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy were purchased at a very high price.

Visited July 2013
Thank Beth B
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